Creative Blog: Acrylic colours


Painting animals is more popular than ever, with forest animals in particular enjoying great popularity. In these tutorial, artist Jana Voscort explains and shows how expressively a stag can be painted with acrylic colours. With the brilliant colours of PRIMAcryl® and light structures with the Schmincke Structuring paste, an expressive motif can be...


In this blog post, 19 years-old airbrush autodidact Melina Wuggonig shows a freehand work with the airbrush gun and Schmincke AERO COLOR® Professional colours. We are eager to show you step by step, how she creates a highly realistic-looking fox.


We are happy to introduce Evan Woodruffe, an unusual artist, long-time partner and Schmincke brand ambassador. Evan's great expertise in artist materials and his unique works make him an indispensable partner and friend. In this interview, he tells us how he started to paint with Schmincke colours and what makes him special as an artist:


Liquid acrylic colours are currently very popular as they are suitable for painting and illustrating in acrylic as well as watercolour-like designs and letterings. The illustrator Tanja Geier shows us step by step how delicious donuts can be made - also in acrylic.


The young German artist Christin Stapff has taken up the currently very popular theme "Lunar Galaxy" and shows us step by step how she creates “watercolour-like-effects” with the AKADEMIE® Acryl color Ink from Schmincke, incorporating handlettering elements.


The artist Alexa Dilla (Berlin) shows us step by step a colourful and creative painting of a chromatic circle in an untypical design, painted with the brilliant AERO COLOR® Professional Candy Colours.


Tine‘s motto is „La dolce vita“: Life consists of beautiful moments which one steals and thus, art material has to be spontaneous and quick to use. Actually, she thought that AERO COLOR® Professional is just an airbrush colour. Now she tells us her experiences: “In the beginning, I used the AERO COLOR® Professional just to pimp my watercolour...


The hottest acrylic trend for spectacular results is ideal for beginners as well as for experienced acrylic painters. For this technique, acrylic colours will be mixed with the so called Pouring medium and thus enhances its flowing properties to make it suitable for this technique. Layered colours will be poured, in one or in several steps, onto...


Hand lettering is the topic in 2017. Handwritten and embellished chalk boards, invitations, or poster – there are so many creative options.

AERO COLOR® Professional standard colours and TOTAL COVER are ideally suited for hand lettering as they are easy to apply with the LINER and – with a little practise – also with a brush.


There are also many...


Hello, my name is Evan Woodruffe, I’m an artist living in New Zealand and exhibiting in the Asia Pacific region. I think of my work as a baroque abstraction, described by writer Lucinda Bennett as being Wet Maps, “living, breathing ecosystems, and visualisations of a new kind of urbanism.


(Source: Bennett, L. (2016). Wet Maps: Evan Woodruffe's...


The German artist and designer Brigitte Waldschmidt, famous for her colourful and at the same time harmonious acrylic and watercolour paintings and her inspiring books, will show you an unusual, uncomplicated and impressive technique, using the fluid acrylic colours of AERO COLOR® Professional. By the way, this technique is used by Brigitte for...


Objects in a shabby and used-look and colours with a mat chalky surface, also known as chalky colours, have been very trendy creative themes for the last months. There are, of course, ready-to-use colours available, but it is easy to produce chalky colours yourself, using your own acrylic colours and gesso.


Urban Sketching is a very trendy art style. Moments of daily life are sketched and painted sometimes immediately, sometimes later, in a sketch book, on paper - whatever. What counts is to spontaneously paint of an ordinary or exceptional scene, sketched and coloured in a relaxed manner. As, for example, "The last phone box in Erkrath", seen and...


Creating objects out of concrete is – for sure – one of the newest creative trends. With vessels or decorative objects you will

find unlimited creative options. To reduce the rough charm of the concrete object and to transform it into “real design” you

can paint over some parts of the concrete surface with acrylic colours or acrylic bronzes. For...