Acrylic Painting VS Oil Painting

Acrylic Painting VS Oil Painting

I started painting when I was 12 years old while studying abroad in Ottawa, Canada. I began with acrylics, then tried my hand at watercolors, and finally found my true artistic calling in oil painting.

* Ottawa Canada (May 2014)


In my experience, acrylic paint is a fantastic way to start your painting journey. It dries faster, requires fewer tools, is odorless, and is budget-friendly. Acrylics are great for painting structural subjects because the faster drying time allows you to create clean, straight lines. However, the blending is not as forgiving as oil paints.

Here are some photos of my acrylic paintings: 

If you're drawn to architectural or modern styles, I'd recommend starting with acrylics before exploring the world of oil painting. But if you, like me, enjoy the softness, color blending, and overall texture that oil paints offer, then I encourage you to take the plunge and discover the magic of this timeless medium.

*Oil painting supplies


Watercolor, on the other hand, is a whole different story. If you'd like to know more about my experience with this delicate and fluid painting style, let me know in the comments below.

Here's one example of my watercolor:

*Summer in The Netherlands 2016 - Watercolor on paper (Sold 2017)


Ultimately, the choice of painting media is a deeply personal one. What's your favorite subject to paint, and which medium speaks to your artistic soul? I'd love to hear your thoughts and insights!


  • Laura

    Your art is amazing:D

  • Adele

    You painted so many beautiful places and things while in Ottawa, I love the look of watercolour but find it time consuming so oil may be my next experience. Thank you for sharing

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