Thick over thin and light over dark is an old painters saying

If we don't want to wait we can paint what is called 'wet in wet'. That means putting wet layers of paint on other wet layers all in the one session (or over the total time it takes the paint to dry). There can still be hours - or days until a 'skin' forms.

This is an important point as many painters would like to finish their painting quickly and are thereby forced to paint 'wet in wet'.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: See next lesson. Using someof the pigments, and oils I have mentioned make up a pallet of colors and paint a small picture. Allow 40min.


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