Marilyn from Nelson, B.C. Canada asks about the March 29th Pryce Studios newsletter regarding mixing the underpainting colors with subsequent layers of paint.
"Does this work with acrylic paint, as it dries so quickly and therefore doesn't blend like oils."
Thank you for a good question Marilyn.
As we all know, acrylics are much quicker drying than oils and do not blend with the underpainting as readily. However, there is a way to obtain some blending and soft edges with the use of acrylic retarder. I am showing in these photos how I obtain some soft areas in the background with the use of retarder.
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