Whether you are a new art student or have just started painting as a hobby, you must know that there are many advantages if you use acrylic paints on the canvas. They are durable, last long, dry quickly and cost cheap. They are great to use on canvas especially for beginners.
Here is a detailed list of the pros of using acrylics that you can experience at numerous art events in Dubai and worldwide.
Toxicity and Versatility
Since acrylic paints are water-based, you do not need to add any toxic spirits as thinner, and it can be cleaned with just soap and water. That also means you could thin it with water to appear like watercolors or apply a thick layer to look like oil paints.
Acrylic paints allow you to use many different styles and techniques of painting. Adding texture to your artwork would be best done with acrylics. Remember, Van Gogh’s impasto style; you can give your artwork a 3-dimensional outlook surfaced on canvas. Isn’t it an amazing thing to try? For more ideas, do explore artwork in Dubai from masters for modern art.
Quick Drying Time
It usually takes acrylic paints to dry up in 15 minutes to half an hour. Their drying time is so short that it does not take a very long time to complete a painting.
You can start painting a new layer or part pretty soon after the first as it dries up so quickly. Compared to oil paintings which take a long time to dry and so it takes longer to finish an oil painting.
Acrylic paints have a strong finish which means the durability of the artwork is pretty good. The acrylic canvas painting does not even need to be framed which saves you money.
The color does not fade much over time which helps the painters to give it a more contemporary finish by not framing it and leaving it the way it is.
The acrylic paint gets quite flexible in warm temperatures, and this flexibility means that it would not crack once the paint dries. If the painting is kept in warm temperatures, however, it could become soft and tacky, but you could fix it by placing it in cooler temperatures.
In the Middle Eastern world, Dubai establishes its credibility as a major hub for artists, musicians and Arab culture. You can see all kinds of gorgeous artwork in the events such as World Art Dubai and SIKKA Art Fair, etc., and will be left mesmerized.
Most of the artwork you see in Dubai is inspired and influenced by the rich history of Islam. Islamic art calligraphy is considered to be one of the best in the world. Dubai art events and exhibitions, in addition to other art genres, always come up with enchanting masterpieces portraying the calligraphic work of Muslim artists or art inspired by the Ottoman or Mughal Empires.
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