A while ago I decided dip pens, india ink, and watercolors would be my main thing.
I also realized the potential of using really thin acrylics. If I let them sit in lots of water, their particles wouldn't be so big and blobby, and their permanence really appealed to me, as did the price and flexibility. I'm working on using them more (Mostly making disasters, but that's more to do with skill.). I'm finding if I use them straight from the tube and into the water with some mashing and mixing, they're not so well-behaved on the paper. I'll see graininess and bloblets. I used to think that was more to do with the paper, but now I'm not sure how much of it is the paper or the paint.
I have only a little bit of Golden Fluid Acrylic (In red and orange) and I'm wondering, should I be using that kind instead of tube acrylic? How should I go about thinning the paint with water? Is there a reason for artists to use proper transparent watercolors instead of thin transparent acrylics? What are your experiences?