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Here's a getting started guide for a acrylic painting.
Acrylic Painting: Acrylic is a good choice if you would like to start painting on canvas but you don't want the clean up or risks that come with oil painting. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. You use them on canvas like oil paint but they dry much faster and are non-toxic. Brushes are washable with water and paint can be thinned with water but once they are dry, they are not washable.
Here is what you need:
Canvas: this can come stretched or on a board or in a pad
Paint: White, black, and the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) are required. You can mix these colors to make other colors or you can buy the exact color you want. Green is relatively easy to mix to get the color you want. Purple can be more difficult
Brushes: A basic brush set is nice. One or two inexpensive brushes can be enough to get started. Again, the brushes are cleaned with water but make sure you do not let the paint dry before rinsing it out. Once acrylic paint is dry, it really does not come out.
Palette: A basic palette is nice so that you can squeeze out the quantities that you want. It is also nice to have a palette for mixing. A sealing palette will keep your paints wet for use for another day.
Easel: A table easel is nice to hold your canvas upright while you are working.
Addition Brushes: Larger and more professional brushes will make you painting experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Apron: Once dry, acrylic paint will not come off of porous surfaces. For non-porous surfaces, it may be possible to scrape it off.
Drop cloth: Just to reiterate, acrylic paint does not come off once it is dry and it dries fast.
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