Acrylic painting techniques are different styles of manipulating and working with polymer-based acrylic paints. Acrylics differ from oil
paints in that they have shorter drying times
(as little as 10 minutes) and are soluble in water. These types of paint eliminate the need for
turpentine and gesso, and can be applied directly onto canvas. Aside from
painting with concentrated color paints, acrylics can also be watered down to a
consistency that can be poured or used for glazes.