Yesterday I worked in Acrylic on a 5" x 7" canvas from a photo I took almost 30 years ago. I 'm still working on my acrylic skills, so I noticed when I finished the water looked washed out. I had put a thin white wash on the water and it looked really good, but when it was dry, it was gone. Too much water and not enough pigment. Live and Learn. I'll go back in with the white - then I can say "it's finished".
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.