Believe it or not, it’s pretty easy to get into painting. There’s a wealth of resources out there to help any complete beginner and even experienced artists get into the hobby. And, of course, one of the most important resources includes the paint itself.
Acrylic paint is a type of water-soluble paint that consists of an emulsion of acrylic-polymer and a pigment solution. They also dry pretty fast and resist water once they’re done completely drying. Not only that, you can mix acrylic paints with many mediums, including pastes and gels, and also thin out the paint with water to produce works of art with a watercolor feel.
You can’t really shop for art supplies without coming across an acrylic painting set—in fact, besides watercolors, they’re the most common painting set out there. In this short article, we’re going to take a quick look at two popular acrylic painting set buys: Liquitex’s BASICS Acrylic Painting Set and Golden’s Artist-Grade Acrylic Painting Set.
Liquitex is probably the first name you’re going to see in your search for a good acrylic painting set. And, there’s a reason why. Liquitex BASICS painting sets are excellent choices for beginner, intermediate and accomplished artists who need set of good, student grade acrylic paints.
Liquitex’s BASICS paints are formulated to give just as good of a performance as Liquitex’s professional-grade paints. The heavy-bodied paint contains artist-grade pigments, each paint formulated to bring out the best in their individual pigmentation. Oh, and they mix incredibly well, too.
The 36 Count set contains such an incredible wealth of colors, you probably won’t need to get another set of paints for a good while. You can easily find Liquitex’s BASICS line of acrylic paints at various art retailers online and in stores. If you don’t want a set of 36 you can definetly get a smaller set. I would encourage this set if you are just starting out. It’s fairly inexpensive and has all the basic colors you need.
If you’re looking for an acrylic painting set, you’ll likely to come across several different kinds in your search. Well, what if you want something that’s a little closer to professional-grade paints? That’s exactly what Golden’s Acrylic Introductory Paint Set provides.
Although this set just contains six colors, these paints are formulated with high quality, professional grade ingredients that make these paints worthy of a professional and/or working artist. The special thing about these acrylic paints is that they’re thick and stay wet longer – as long as some oil paint brands – after applying them to your canvas. That pretty much lets you mix and blend your paints far longer than you would other brands.
This set of six professional grade paints includes the colors Hansa yellow opaque, Pyrrole red, Quinacridone magenta, Phthalo blue (green), Phthalo green (blue) and your standard Titanium white. Golden Artist Colors Acrylic Introductory Set set is a little tricky to find in regular stores, but you’ll easily find them in an art store or at online retailers.