Choosing a medium can become a daunting task. Think of what you want to accomplish in your art; do you want to paint something that is quick to dry or do you need more time to make changes and blend colors? Some paint mediums are difficult to mix on a pallet or even on canvas, such as watercolors and oils-for obvious reasons. Many different mediums blend nicely and provide a desirable effect when completed. However, if you just cannot choose the medium that will work best, consider mixed media art, where nearly any media component is used. Mixed media allows the artist to use many different types of medium as long as the base layer provides stability for weight changes, if applicable. In addition, you can challenge yourself to use elements that you already possess, working them into your art and forcing you to be inventive and even more imaginative. Creating your own medley of media in one artwork will allow you to show case each selection to its artistic apex and create a truly original piece. Whether you decide between watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, ink, paper machete, sculpting clay or a combination of any of these, your finished product will be exactly what you want it to be because art takes many different forms, no matter the choice of media.
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