Discover The Wonderful World Of Art Paints At Riot Art & Craft!
Painting is an incredibly fun and relaxing activity for both beginners and professionals with unlimited opportunities for you to express your creativity. From acrylic paint to oil paint, watercolours, gouache, body paint, inks, fabric paint and more - Riot Art & Craft are your number one online store for quality art paint and art supplies in Australia.
We've got all the biggest brands in paints, including Jo Sonja, Matisse, Winsor & Newton, Eraldo and Art Culture to get you started on any kind of art project. Plus, all of the canvases, easels, paintbrushes, palettes and sketchbooks you'll need to paint with.
Checkout is easy - just add items to your shopping cart and pay with credit card or Afterpay with free delivery in Australia over $99. You can also buy our gift cards and give the artist in your life a gift they'll truly appreciate!
Different Types Of Paint For Art
Each type of paint is best suited to a specific type of project.
Traditional Painting - Try your hand at traditional painting using our canvases and drawing pads by Eraldo and The Art Studio. Acrylics and oils work brilliantly on canvas and paper with rich pigments and can be applied using paintbrushes, palette knives, sponges or your finger. Use our watercolour pads to explore watercolour painting and gouache. These art paints create beautiful, vibrant washes and layers that can be reworked using water if you make a mistake.
Fabric Painting - Revamp your home and wardrobe by using our range of fabric paints and dyes to breathe new life into old t-shirts, cushions, blankets, bags and more. Fabric paint is non-toxic, fade-proof and able to be washed many times without coming out.
Ink Painting - Ink painting uses thin inks and dyes to create gorgeous abstract designs and effects that are fluid and strikingly bright. Our alcohol inks by Jacquard will allow you to paint on a range of surfaces, including yupo paper, ceramic, metal, glass and canvas, for a truly unique work of art.
Best Paint For Budding Artists
Acrylic paint is a wonderful medium to begin discovering the joys of painting. Our acrylics are available in a huge range of colours and types, from the Holcroft High Flow range to Eraldo acrylics in bright shades and acrylic inks by Liquitex for fluid painting. We've also got acrylic paint sets to help you save time and money with basic colours for mixing and blending.
For little budding artists, our poster paint and finger paint by Tim And Tess is best as it's safe, bright, non-toxic, easy to clean and fun to apply to a range of surfaces.
Range Of Products On Offer
Riot have got all of the art paints and accessories you need to get started on your next painting project. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced artist, you'll love our extensive range of high-quality, professional-grade products that'll help you achieve any of your art goals. We've got:
- Acrylic paint
- Oil paint
- Ink paints
- Fabric paints
- Body paint
- Painting surfaces, such as canvases and drawing pads
Different Styles And Techniques And Accessories Required
Whether you're painting with oils, acrylics, watercolours, gouache or something else, there are a few tried and true methods to getting the finish you want. They can be used to add texture, cover large areas and to add detail to any work. Here are some of the most popular techniques to use in painting and the accessories you'll need to do them:
Underpainting - When using acrylic paint and oil paint, use a wide flat brush to paint an undercoat layer in burnt umber or phthalo blue to create shadows. Build up layers from thin to thick.
Blocking - Use flat or round brushes for filling in areas. A large flat brush can be used to fill in the canvas with broad strokes while a filbert brush can be used to block in shapes.
Dry Brushing - Add a small bit of paint to brush, wipe it off, and apply to canvas for dry strokes that resemble grass and rocks.
Glazing - Use a flat brush to apply a transparent wash over a painting to enhance shadows and give it an interesting tint.
Oil Paints For Beginners To Professionals
Oil painting is a timeless art and one that's cherished by beginners and professionals alike. Oil paints are praised for their rich pigment and slow drying time which allows for extreme flexibility in achieving the right texture and finish. We've got oil paints in dramatic shades, oil paint sets and oil pastels by Sennelier for brilliantly blended masterpieces.
Acrylic Paints And The Range
Acrylic paint is perfect for beginners and professionals. It's fast-drying, vibrant, water-soluble and can be used on nearly anything, from canvases and paper to plastic, wood, fabric and glass.
We have a stunning range of acrylic paints by leading brands like Atelier, Jo Sonja, Art Culture and Eraldo. Unlike student paints, such as Chromacryl, which are typically less pigmented, our art paints have an intense pigment that won't fade over time.
There's many acrylic colours to choose from, including raw sienna, cobalt blue, warm red, yellow oxide and titanium white for highlights and lightening colours. We've also got cotton canvases that are triple primed with gesso to provide the perfect surface for acrylic paints and varnish for sealing your finished work and giving it a matte of gloss finish.
Gouache is a fascinating medium that's halfway between watercolours and acrylics. It can be watered down for a light wash, layered or laid on thick and has the same vivid colour of acrylics with a glossier finish. Gouache is excellent on our Eraldo watercolour pads as it shows up bright and bold and can be thinned with water and blended as needed.
Painting with watercolours will give you a fluid work of art that's transparent and beautifully coloured. It's easy to clean up and can be applied to watercolour paper with paint brushes using a variety of techniques, including washes, gradients, blooms and dry brushing.
What Can You Add To Your Artistic Creation?
Create a mixed media project by adding some interesting bits and pieces to your work of art. The options are only limited to your imagination, but consider these art and craft accessories to give your painting some extra oomph -
1. Pom poms
3. Pipe cleaners
5. Flowers and leaves
10. Gold leaf
11. Stamps and stencil designs
Body Painting And The Fun Stuff...
Painting doesn't stop at your traditional acrylics, oils and watercolors. Almost anything you can think of can be painted if you have the right type of paint to get the job done - including our skin! Body paint and face paint is specially designed to be safe to use on skin and washes off easily. It can be applied using airbrushes, paintbrushes and sponges in combination with stencils and body glitter for a fun event that'll keep guests entertained for hours!
FAQs About Art Paints
What Kind Of Paint Do You Use For Art?
The type of paint you use will depend on what kind of project you're working on and what you want to achieve. Here's just some of the paint you can use:
1. Acrylic paint
2. Oil paint
5. Poster paint for kids and school projects
6. Fabric paint for DIY projects
7. Body paint for face painting
What Is The Best Type Of Paint For A Beginner Artist?
If you're just getting into painting, acrylics is one of the easiest paints to try. It's very versatile which means it's great for experimenting with and forgiving in case you make mistakes. Acrylic paint is:
1. Bright and vibrant
5. Quick to dry and great for layering
6. Able to be used on many surfaces
What Paint Is Best To Use On A Canvas?
While canvas is a great surface for many mediums, acrylics and oil paint are two of the most commonly applied. Acrylic paint dries quickly on canvas and the colours show up brilliantly, while oil paint can be applied thickly with a palette knife or paintbrush so that it dries slowly with vivid hues and a glossy finish. Both paints retain their vibrancy on canvas for many years.
Can I Paint My Own Art?
The best thing about painting is that anyone can create their own work of art! From kids to seasoned professionals, painting offers something fun for everyone. Try these projects:
1. Repaint old furniture
2. Try fabric painting your clothes
3. Make a watercolor painting
4. Printmaking with kids
5. Acrylic painting on canvas