Acrylic paints are a relatively new addition to the art world, having been commercially available only since the 1950s. They are popular with many artists for the speed at which they dry, allowing artists to paint spontaneously and eagerly, without worrying about water to paint ratio or other paint-related concerns. Many powerful expressionist works are created using acrylic. They also give artists the ability to build up layers, creating a complex, textured piece, with only a minimum of waiting time – sometimes only ten minutes will be enough to prevent smearing. Also useful are acrylic paint glazes, which are commonly used to add extra depth to an image, a light glaze being able to show the image underneath but also to lend it a greater sense of reality. View our acrylic paintings for sale to admire the impressive possibilities provided by acrylic paint and to find the work that will look best on your wall.