I recently went back to painting in acrylics, after painting solely in oil for about a year..Guess what, I was really disappointed with the results. I found that the pigment quality just didn't match up to oil. So where was I going wrong?
Firstly the texture felt weak in comparison to oil, so I bought a heavier body paint. This felt better in use, but still I questioned the pigment quality. After handling oil, I also felt I needed a retarder to slow down the drying time
I then realized the brand I was using, which I have LOADS of, is just one step up from student quality.Off I went again and looked up an Artist's quality brand.
Finally after three days in search of a synthetic version of oil.. I got pretty close , and am pretty happy with the results. But then again "pretty close", is no substitute to the "real deal"???