putting shadows in
I added some shadows in and I noticed my acrylic paint wouldn't stick to the canvas. I was going to use just water for the glaze or wash. When that combination didn't work, I got the gel medium out and that was awful. I then decided my paint was decomposing. I bought a palette recently that let's you store your acrylic in an air tight container. I've had these paints in it for a while now. I put out the fresh paint and I did seem to work much better.
I did the shadows yesterday in the studio. Today I went in but I didn't work in acrylics, an artist friend came by today and we played around with the watercolors. I went through some old class notes and there were techniques in there I had forgotten. So, as usual I had a great day.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.