Paintings painted with acrylics, gouache and pastels - features

Paintings painted with acrylics, gouache and pastels - features

Pictures are most often used to decorate the interior. It doesn’t matter what style the room is decorated in — classic, vintage or hi-tech. A well-chosen picture can harmoniously complement the interior of not only the living room, bedroom, but also the study, dance hall or dining room. The abundance of works offered allows you to choose the best option for each case. Basically, gouache, pastel or acrylic is used to create paintings. Next, let’s talk about each type of product in more detail.

Gouache paintings

Quite often, gouache is perceived as a material for decoration or children’s creativity. However, professional artists manage to create completely unique gouache paintings. Landscapes at dawn or dusk are especially mesmerizing. Gouache paintings are painted on plywood and paper. The paint fits perfectly on these materials. The application of gouache in a dense layer allows artists to obtain an unusual texture of the picture. It is important to remember that compared to oil work, gouache does not last too long. Gouache paintings are reminiscent of watercolors. The only difference is the denser structure of the gouache.

Acrylic paintings

Acrylic painting attracts both artists and connoisseurs of painting by the fact that the works do not fade or turn yellow over time. Acrylic is less susceptible to UV light. Acrylic paintings are created not only on canvas, but also on cardboard and wood. The paint can be applied to almost any surface without problems. Many contemporary artists create beautiful work using acrylics. Among them, you can find not only traditional painting. Modernists who are trying to achieve maximum realism in painting also very often choose acrylic. To obtain sculptural relief, some masters use the volumetric strokes.

Features of paintings painted with pastels

Using the appropriate technique, the artists create fabulous, magical paintings with pastels. In fact, the material is the same crayons. Therefore, the artist does not need to mix paints. Even after a decent time after painting, the pastel retains:

  • richness of colors;
  • initial freshness;
  • velvety texture.

Such paints help to create unique shades in painting in landscapes and still lifes. Pastels are also used to create delicate and more expressive floral arrangements.

Thanks to the abundance of materials used by artists, every connoisseur of painting can choose a painting that ideally suits his taste preferences.