Here's a quick review of the new Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint with a video comparison. I've been using these high-powered acrylic paints for several years now and love them. These paints are available in just about every color under the sun, and they're among the most pigmented ever made. (their pigmentation is similar to industrial tinting paint, and it is also very long-lasting.)
When I first looked at the Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint bottles, I thought they were much easier to use than watercolor paint. I guess that's because the fluid is already in the bottle. I didn't see any brush to clean up the paint. But once I got over my "is it easier to use" dilemma, I found that they do make things a lot easier. They dry pretty fast, so you can throw the entire bottle away after painting if you don't want to mess up your canvas. This will save you a lot of time!
The first time I used Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint, I tried it on a small portion of my painting space. I wanted to see how it would look like when all the colors were blended. To my surprise, everything looked so much smoother, and even that it looked like watercolor paintings. Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint doesn't just give you the look of watercolor. It makes it much easier to create the art you've always wanted.
Another great thing about Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint is that it's consistent. It comes in two volumes, so you can mix one up and use it right away. Because it's consistent, I can finish paintings much faster with it than I could with oil paints. If you're painting a large area, I highly recommend you use the two. You'll get a better consistency of color, which will make it easier for you to paint on. It may take a bit longer to get used to, but painting with its consistency will help you paint much faster!
If you want to get the best results out of your painting, be sure to follow a basic rule about the painting techniques you use. There are three basic painting techniques you should always use when creating real results with acrylics - a light touch, a dry rub, and a wet rub. These tips will make your life a lot easier when you're starting out. The first technique we covered is called a dry rub, and it means you apply the paint to the canvas in a skinny layer. A dry rub creates a matte and subdued color scheme, making the colors look more accurate than if you were applying a thick layer of paint.
Another commonly used technique among painters is called a wet rub. This technique makes it very easy to blend the paints together. When using acrylics for the first time, many artists are surprised by the differences between oils and acrylics and how quickly they can dry. A wet rub usually involves two different paints being sprayed on top of one another (sometimes mixed), then the two are applied wet.
Some artists prefer to mix their paints with water instead of mixing them completely with paint. This allows the painter to control the viscosity of the paint. Visco-sensibility is what determines how transparent or opaque paint is, because more viscosity means more transparency. Many artists find it helpful to use thinner paints to achieve the desired effect. Depending on the viscosity of your acrylics, you can have a very clear, very light paint or a very dark and highly translucent paint.