Thought I would share a little info with you. I like to paint with both acrylic and oil. Each for different reasons.
Oils blend beautifully and can make the most beautiful transitions between dark and light. It does some of the work for you if you blend properly. But you must wait some time to dry your pictures. It tacks up in hours, it will dry to the touch in day or so depending on how thickly you applied the paint, and it will dry completely in 6 months.
You really have to know your colors and hues to blend acrylic. It is very easy to go too dark or too light and then find you don't have a subtle transition. However if you want to paint right over it you can because it will dry so quickly. It does not require special cleaner for brushes so you are not using toxic chemicals.
I did this picture in oil and used a technique which I could not have used with acrylic. First I painted my whole canvas a reddish brown. Then used a rag to remove paint. Basically I was using my hands not a brush to wipe away paint. I wiped off sky and water leaving dark areas that would eventually be my bushes and shadows. You can not wipe away acrylic like this. With acrylic I would have scumbled in the layer lightly, waited a few minutes for it to dry and then began laying down a darker front layer.
Below shows the next step. I blocked in color from sky down. I added color to the main structures that would be in the painting.
Anyway this picture "Cross Bayou", is for sale on my Art store page. And it is featured on my Gallery page 3. Hope you enjoyed my blog today. Comments are welcome and enjoyed.