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03-29-2007, 08:23 AM
im working on a painting at the moment..my second acrylic..but im having trouble with a part of it i had to go over the whole area with white to rescue it!..this area has had a lot of layers of paint now.. i just want to add a bit of colour over the white and leave it there...do i need to leave this white area with loads of layers under to dry for a number of days to harden now?

thank you for all input!

03-29-2007, 09:10 AM
Hard to say exactly without seeing it. You should be safe leaving it for just a few hours, but if you really want to make sure it's dry then 24hrs max is all you need.


03-29-2007, 09:12 AM
No you don't have to wait days, it won't take long for it to dry. You can use a hair dryer to dry it faster. Acrylics dry fast. Good luck.Jan

Lady Carol
03-29-2007, 09:30 AM
Probably a couple of hours will do but that is hard to tell as we really can't see how thick the paint is.

Touch it and make sure it is dry before you add another layer.

03-29-2007, 10:22 AM
great stuff ..just wanted to make sure.. its not very thick the paint so i should be ok .

03-29-2007, 12:12 PM
oh dear

im really disappointed with this and it was really going well!!

just ended up with too much going on in the face so i went over with the white.

do i need to add more white? ...would it work if i just wait till its dry then apply a burnt sienna over the white area.



jennifer lopez 16x20 canvas...feels like i should have another go!

Charlie's Mum
03-29-2007, 12:50 PM
On my monitor the face shows up as pink rather than white - so dificult to help!
As an abstract-style portrait, not sure what else you'd like to do ....... some of those shapes are so hard and definite, trying to make it realistic in any way would spoil the effect (just my opinion, of course :D)

03-29-2007, 01:02 PM
im thinking it just needs colour in the white area really...i shall leave it for a while.

thanks.....intended to have a pop art style

03-29-2007, 03:42 PM
actually i think it might be a better option to use yellow ochre in the light area of her face rather then burnt sienna...lol:rolleyes:

Charlie's Mum
03-29-2007, 06:40 PM
The yellow ochre will need to be thinned with glazing medium otherwise it could be too opaque - so take care.
You could also warm it a little with a red to give a slightly more pinkish tone. ... try it on scrap first :D

Nothing wrong with pop-art style :D

03-29-2007, 06:51 PM
I like that :)

03-29-2007, 06:57 PM
thank you

yes i am going to add glazing medium ...as i want just a wash of it i will test this on paper first!

yes and a touch of warm so it does not look too yellow....