This past week I had the pleasure of hosting a workshop with one of my favorite art teachers, Amy Gies. Amy is a wonderful, funny, sweet, and talented artist who teaches at the University of Central Florida. In her workshop she focuses on the concept of “bottom left”. In a class of 12 students, Amy takes the top left box of the 12 students and uses that space to teach the next three steps of her art practice.
The concept of bottom left, I will admit, is not my favorite concept to work with. I think the left side is really important, and I also find it hard to think about it in a way that doesn’t make everything seem “weird.” But in a workshop with Amy, I felt like I was able to take the concept of bottom left a bit further.
She uses the concept of bottom left in about three ways. First, you’ll notice that the left side of the painting is filled with water, which is usually a bad sign and can signal the fact that your paint is drying out. If you’re working with acrylics, that means that the paint is drying out, but it’s not always a bad sign. If you paint on top of something and it dries out, it’s probably a great sign that you’re done.
The second thing that Amy did with bottom left was that it was her favorite part of the painting. The idea behind bottom left is that you want to bring in more color to the paint. A lot of people feel that when they’re painting, their color palette is like a “favorited” list. But a better idea would be that you should try to bring in more color to your paint.
Another reason that painting on top of something dries out is if your paint is too dark. You can paint over it and it will still be dark, but the color will fade as the paint dries.
Yes, you can still bring in more color to your paint with a base coat, but you’ll have to do it on a separate layer. If you start painting over a darker color on top of a lighter one, then you’ll have to paint over both. This will likely add to the drying time.
This is why when we have to paint a room, we like to cover parts of the room with paint. To save time, we paint a base coat over the top of the paint color and then paint it over the colored paint as a second layer. This also saves us time from having to wipe off the paint.
We also tend to use a base coat for the walls too, because our walls are just a little bit darker than the base coat.
This is because the base coat is usually just for the walls, and we want to paint over the top of it. We don’t want to hide behind the base coat, so we paint over it.
One of the hardest parts of painting a house is the process of painting a base coat. You need to make sure you’re painting on the right colors. If you’re painting too dark, you’ll have to paint over it. If you’re painting too light, you’ll need to paint over the base coat.