Painting with acrylics. A choice for my contemporary romantic painting
Why painting with acrylic paint to get my contemporary romantic works? The
water-based acrylics were developed in the 1950s and brought a surge of
change. Many artists began to use them; some ones decided to put oils
and acrylics together on their canvas, others preferred changing to
acrylics because of its better characteristics.
are made of pigment suspended in a synthetic polymer. They are
odourless, anti-allergic and give, if properly diluted with water, a
full range of possibilities, going from a watercolour to a palette knife
effect. Moreover, they allow artists to apply multiple layers of paint.
Therefore, painting with acrylic paint became my
favourite technique, aiming to master it better and better and looking
for new acrylic painting ideas.The quick drying time of acrylic paint
allows me to work long on the same painting (but I have to work fast).
Their consistency and the possibility of over-painting facilitate
corrections and improvements.Usually, I don’t make sketches. I start
painting with acrylic paint on canvas, trying to get my ideas to flow
with colors onto it. I dilute paints heavily when I want to get a
homogeneous transparency and I use them dry to get contrast. I seldom
use mediums to preserve the fluidity of the paint; it can happen in
summer or when I have to apply paint to large areas. .
don’t consider myself a person who likes to range over many fields; I
prefer to become expert in one. This is why I have chosen to paint
acrylic and why I am always looking how to improve my acrylic painting
skills. I get some outcome applying multiple layers of paint, some other
through proper blending of colors or also, through some calibrated
strokes of exaggeration. .
My research on painting
with acrylic paint goes together with my inner esoteric research. Often I
need new color nuances to express in a contemporary romantic way the
emotions I feel. Both things get continuously mixed in my research.On
the one hand, painting helps the expression of my inner feeling, on the
other I can recognize on canvas aspects of what I am; it shows how I
have been influenced by my life experiences, my fantasies, my way to be a
My wish to express all this through
colors and symbols causes me to struggle for perfection in painting. I
have chosen acrylics for this struggle. I could have chosen oils or
watercolors, but acrylics are more my way, even when I paint romantic
subjects. My art is evolving; it is going at the same pace as the whole
of what I am. I don’t care much about whether my works are considered
modern or not; this is not the point. The point is the esoteric message
they send. .