Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
So one of the things we deal with when painting with acrylics is that they dry darker then they seem when they are wet.
How many times have you walked away from a canvas thinking your highlights are just right, your value shifts between light and shadow are just right. And a couple of minutes later they are gone! I know I have!
This is because the acrylic medium that is mixed with the pigment to make acrylic paints is a little opaque when wet - and then drys clear.
It's hard to pin this down because it isn't the same for all colors, so I thought I would try an experiment.