are all kinds of paint for every surface imaginable. Below are four
of the most basic kinds of paint that artist’s most use.
The floating technique is used
by acrylic painters to softly layer paint for changing color in
Always use a flat or angular
brush, as large as possible to fit the area to be floated.
- Side load into a fresh puddle
of paint. This means only loading half the width of the brush
- Palette blend by stroking
the loaded brush on your palette paper to blend the paint into
the brush hairs.
- Apply to the surface with
long, even strokes, making sure the whole width of the brush is
used. The stroke should be a stripe of paint that fades to water.
Occasionally, with too much
water or with applying unevenly, a float will be less than perfect.
This can often be fixed by softly pouncing with a mop brush.