Do your paints come marked to show you which ones are transparent and which are opaque? Some I have bought do list them as opaque, semi-opaque or transparent on the bottles or tubes – but some brands I have bought don’t mention it at all.
If you want a mix of opaque and transparent in your paintings to get the most ‘depth’ then you would need to test your paints to see which are transparent and which are not. Annemarie shows you here an easy way to work it out.
After being told in high school that she was so bad at art that she should switch to another subject, Deby didn’t paint again for 35 years. Then a stroke released a new wave of creativity and she began exploring with dot painting, abstract and eventually acrylic pouring, and at last the joy of working with color returned.
You don’t need ‘talent’ to be an acrylic pouring artist – just enthusiasm, some basic instruction, and a willingness to try, fail and try again. Paint along with her and learn from her many mistakes, and you’ll soon make great art together.