Acrylic paints are the cheaper alternative for oil paints. So if you want to paint pictures in the above genres that have a similar look, you should opt for acrylic painting. Acrylic paints are available from many different manufacturers. They are usually available in tubes but also in small paint pots. When buying acrylic paints, be sure to use a little more expensive and better colors. These will ultimately make you more enjoyable than cheaper alternatives, because they usually have a lower quality. Cheap acrylic paints are often not that much colored and you need several layers of paint to get the right result. The watercolor is something like the precursor to the well-known water colors, because it is painted with non-covering water-based paints. Watercolor paints can be used very versatile. You can, for example, very controlled and detailed portraits and landscapes paint. But it is also possible to paint very loosely, impressionistically or abstractly. In the beginning it is relatively hard to paint with watercolors and you can quickly get frustrated because there are many different techniques.