Hi Everyone. Thanks for participating in the lesson 1 video! Please post all questions related to this particular video lesson within this discussion group so I don't miss anything. Feel free to ask anything. I'm happy to help. I hope you enjoyed painting and learning with me!
Hello! I am wondering how to clean my brushes and the palate when I am done with working. I am REALLY new to this. Thank you. Natalia
Cleaning brushes: The great thing about acrylics is that you can clean your brushes simply with water.
Make sure to clean them until all the color is out. Any paint that is left on a brush will dry and be difficult to remove and can ruin the brush.
After I clean my brush I reshape it with my fingers. Then I lay it flat to dry.
Once my brushes are dry I put them brush side up in a jar.
If any of my brushes need special care (frayed end) I will use a brush conditioner when I reshape the brush with my fingers. Those can be found at art stores.
Cleaning palette: The palette I showed you how to make in this lesson is very easy to clean. I simply discard the paper and towels in it.
Acrylic paint is easy to peel once it is dry. If you use a plastic tray or palette just let the acrylic completely dry and then simply peel it off.
Let me know if you have any additional questions about cleaning brushes and palettes.
I had fun doing this lesson. I found doing the variable brush strokes a bit tricky.
I added some fish but instead of looking like sunlight shining on them, they look a bit like the are out of the water.
Can this be fixed?
If you add a thin layer of the blue background color that is near the fishes it will make the fishes look like they are in the water instead of on top of your canvas. Just add water to the blue and apply a thin amount over the fish.
Okay Thank you, Ashley :)
Just a comment, am loving your lessons. I've played with acrylics in the past but am learning from watching you. Just lovely and tranquil, thank you
Hi Pamela 👋 I'm glad you're enjoying these lessons.