Acrylic artist paint was invented in the early 1950's, it features fast drying times since it is water based and can be applied with a huge variety of brushes and tools. Acrylic paint is available in liquid form or heavy body. The density of the paint is dependant on the brand a type of product. Acrylic paint is an excellent medium for all levels of skill, its fast drying time gives much more freedom to experiment and build up layers. Acrylic paint can be painted onto all types of canvas, primed MDF, board, heavy weight cartridge paper, and watercolour paper.