I have only painted on canvas until this painting, which is on an Italian gesso board.
I coated the background, watercolour fashion, with ten washes of thinned acrylic. It looked OK until I painted the Samovar, and then it looked too bright so I repainted it as you can see. It was like painting on ice and I can't make it look decent! Help!
The photo isn't very good, and I haven't finished the handles etc.
Second Unrelated Question:
What's the score on masking liquid, please? Do you put it on, and peel it off afterwards or what?
Backgrounds are a weakness I shall need to focus on.
Thanks in advance!