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Towering Peaks

gassanba 07 Oct 2020

I have been trying to emulate bob Ross paintings in acrylic but it is not as easy as he makes it seem. Is there a substitute for liquid white for acrylic? Thanks for any advice or tips.



Felix Creator of

Not really, since acrylics dry way faster than oils.
The trick is to work with your medium, not against it, so don't try to stick to closely to Bob's technique if it isn't working out with acrylics.

But judging by your painting it seems like you're doing a pretty great job already. I really like the texture in this one

happylittletreeshhi Tiny Paintings Huge Talent

This is GORGEOUS. Look for a slow dry medium, they’re also called extenders. Mix it half and half with your white paint for liquid white.

You can buy retarder,it will slows down drying time of acrylic paint ... mix it with white paint and cover the canvas with a basic layer.

Thank you very much for the advice and comments. I think the tips and tricks listed will help me a lot. Thanks again.

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