Why paint oil over acrylic?
Painting oil over acrylic is a fun technique that gives you the best of both mediums. Painting an underpainting with acrylic paints allows you to jump right in to the painting process and you can add as much detail as you want without waiting for the paint to dry between layers. And when you have painted enough detail with acrylic paint, you can move on to oil paints. I use this painting method very often.
I find that no medium can match the glow and creamy texture of oil paints, so I always want to paint oil over the acrylic painting. If you are new to oil paints, this technique is also a great way to get familiar with the medium.
Here are some process photos of a recent bird painting. I've explained what I've done in each stage of the painting. You can find affiliate links to the art supplies I used down below. I hope you'll find this helpful!
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