forget to explain what we are doing.
I have learned much more than I expected by studying for the classes. One thing I learned is to use cold water not warm or hot to clean brushes and tools, because warmer water makes acrylic dry faster. Hmm, how about that? Another thing is that 1/4" layer of gloss gel could take up to a couple of weeks in normal conditions to dry to complete clarity, and up to several months if the humidity is above 80%. Wow!
I hope I'll learn to make masterpieces too. I kept working on my little experiments more after class so none of them know how much time and copious amounts of materials I put on and took off to make the painting above left look something like a lemon... Another one is still drying and not shown because it still needs far more work to make it look something like a pear! What do I know about fruit? Why didn't I pick a heart or a diamond???
I feel like I could spend another whole class on soft gel because it has so many uses. Perhaps we can do that later. I hope these folks will stick around with me after this series of three is over because they are so merrily teaching me about teaching as I teach them about acrylics!