I've tried using retarder but it doesn't seem to work well at retarding the drying time. I love the way I pile on color with oils, I feel like oils have more depth. With acrylics, as a very good friend of mine who paints with acrylics and is an abstract artist for many years
If you use Liquin with your oil paints, they are usually dry the next day.
Paintings - We prefer acrylics, because you can make them look like anything, watercolor, gouache, oils etc, they're less smelly (although I love the smell of oils and linseed), take less cleaning up, and are more versatile.
Paintings For Sale - We paint with water mixable oils, there is low odor compared with the regular oils. The spirits don't bother me (I like the smell of good turpentine) and I clean my brushes with soap and water anyway. With oils you can go back to them any time, whether it's a month or three years. I'd like to blend colours more but the acrylics dry too fast to get subtle value changes.
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I also like the smell of oils, weird though it may be to some. Japan drier works pretty much the same, but I don't know what if any effects it has on the colors, longevity, etc. It's sold in art supply stores.
We find acrylics dry a bit too fast for blending, which I like to do, but since I like the paint thick (unlike watercolor, which acrylics can be like) I didn't want to add much water. That way when the colour I need comes up again, I have it already mixed. I want slower drying paint so as to paint wet on wet. Or I use baby jars to mix up colors that I like and keep them in the jars. I'm just used to painting wet on wet and I can't seem to do this with acrylics. Wholesale hand-painted oil paintings on canvas, oil painting reproductions of Van Gogh, Monet, landscapes, abstract paintings and more.
That's what I started with. That's kind of Band Dryers Manufacturers annoying, unless you mix a different medium that won't let it dry as fast. Sometimes we really have to work fast to blend colors on my canvas, but if I am working with a certain color for a while, I just add a floating medium to the color to make it last. And now I'm trying acrylics for the first time. Acrylics are easy to clean up with soap and water. With acrylics, I tend also to lay paint too thin because I'm reluctant to have paint dry up on the palette before I get a chance to use it. I find that I have to paint really fast to beat the drying paint.