Painting is an exciting skill which you can use to expresses your thoughts and ideas. Discover the inspirational depths of art & yourself through tools, techniques and colours. Acrylic painting techniques are different styles of manipulating and working with polymer-based acrylic paints. Acrylics differ from oil paints in that they have shorter drying times and are soluble in water. Acrylic paints provide the opportunity to experiment both watercolor and oil painting techniques.