For the sake of being technical and informative, Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint).
My history with acrylic paint started when I was in Grade 5. I spent my childhood and elementary days in Baguio City (I was born there too :)). Every February, we have the Panagbenga Festival or the Flower Festival. That’s the busiest month for the entire city (and the coldest). Schools were preparing for their drum and lyre entries, floats and other contest (damn, I miss that!) So…in our school, we also have different contests in line with the festival. We have poster making contest as well as slogan making contests. For 4 years in that school, I never participated in any contest. But during my 5th year, we were tasked to join the banner making contest. No one is exempted. Okay, so I can draw, but I’m not sure about painting. I didn’t have a choice but do it. I used acrylic paint and a canvas. I didn’t even know how to use that paint.:?. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the contest :'(.
Let’s hit the forward button. Year 2012. I was a fresh graduate and already working, I had this urge to dive into other art material. I went to Recto where I found this art shop (that was heaven!:)). I bought a set of paints in tube, several paintbrushes and a canvas. Okay, I still didn’t k ow how to use it but I gave it a try. The outcome is not that good, but hey, I was a first-timer. Pat on the back and say “more practice”. Check out my first acrylic painting:
(More to come😊😊😊)