My transition from acrylics to oils was at times frustrating and a bit awkward but in the end it was a natural transition that was necessary for the way I paint and for taking my art to the next level. This isn’t to say that you cannot do great things with acrylics, because you can.
I’ve done some of my best paintings to date in acrylics and I’ve seen great work done in acrylics. But there are many differences when it comes to painting in acrylics and oils and there are certain limitations to each medium, and given the way that I paint – which is more of an alla prima method [painted all at once, wet on wet] it only makes sense that oils became more appealing to me, rather than painting in many layers with acrylics.
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