Re: Painting with Acrylics - WOW
- --- In Yorke_Kits@yahoogroups.com, "JEM" <trainnut@...> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Tom and Group, I have a grin from ear to ear right now, I reread both Tom's
> post and SB2's post about building up the thinned washes. The frame has
> been sitting for a couple of days now so I got out my practice pieces and
> thinned out some more paint and went at it. IT WORKS, it works, it works,
> just like they said it would. First off I have to say that I had given the
> frame a light dry brushing of white in an attempt to bring it more into the
> way I thought it should look and it didn't really do all that much for me,
> so back to the posts and more thinking. Well I just finished adding a thin
> wash of Burnt Umber with a drop of white and lots of water. It flowed on
> nice and smooth like and it isn't hiding the nice details and it is looking
> much better. Tomorrow I will add another layer and let it sit. Thanks Sam
> for your advice about letting it completely dry before adding more layers,
> that may be what was not working for me earlier among other things.
> Tom I read and reread what you told me and I just went for it this afternoon
> and I feel so much better about the way it is looking. I'm still not
> completely satisfied, but it's getting there. Now I hope I have enough
> sense to know when to stop. <BG> I still would very much like to see a
> video of exactly how you do it. Needless to say, I've got an idea of how it
> supposed to go now and as the old saying goes, "practice makes perfect" and
> "try, try again, this has definitely been a good learning experience.
> Thanks Tom for your excellent instructions. All I can say at this point is
> Try it, it works, just like Tom said it would. And don't forget Sam's good
> advice also, let it dry overnight and it will take the washes differently
> than if you let it just dry for an hour or so.
> I'll post some pics later on down the road.
> J. Motts
Glad it worked for you! I knew it would. You just have to remember it will look like crap
right off with a thinned coat of paint/stain on it. You gott'a keep working it. The best time
to stop is BEFORE you think it is.