This was my first painting exercise. I wanted to find out how to mix various greens, and how to paint over an already painted layer. Doing this taught me two important things:
- Always add the darker colour to the lighter one. I did it the other way round, added yellow to the dark green and needed loads of yellow to get near the colour I was thinking of.
- Not all acrylics are opaque. When I bought my starter set of Acrylics I believed that every acrylic colour/paint is opaque. It is not. I discovered that fact when trying to paint the red flowers over the green background. In the end I had to mix the red with white in order to get it opaque, which dulled down the colour and made it a bit like salmon. On Wet Canvas I got two advices: Look for another red or/and first paint over the background with white, let it dry and then put red on it. I will definitely try the latter and think about the first!