Discover Acrylic Art
Acrylic art has been an exciting form of expression since the invention of the synthetic paint in the early 20th century. Earliest forms of acrylic paints were made with a mineral spirit base, and artists such as Mark Rothko and Roy Lichtenstien created historic acrylic art by experimenting with this early form of the medium. By the mid-1950s, the first water-based acrylic paint was on the market, and many artists of the day embraced its versatility. With a medium that could produce soft shading as well as hard lines, these artists began to experiment and quickly realized they could use it to produce works of mixed-media, layered painting, and thick, paste-like impasto. With the added bonus of the medium's rich pigments and fast drying time, the potential for acrylic art was vast.