Layering? Wet blending? Come to this class to learn a technique that combines the best of both worlds! We’ll start with by looking how to use wet paint over dry to lay in your shadows and highlights, including a discussion of where these should be placed based on your light source. Then we’ll go over how to use acrylic drying retarder to easily create a seamless gradient from your shadows through your highlights. You will take home the figure you receive to practice on, and the extensive handout with reference photos ensures that you don’t have to take notes and can maximize your painting time in class. Please bring a few brushes with you, and at least one of good quality. Some people find convention room lighting challenging, so you might also want to bring a battery operated light and/or magnifying visor/reading classes so you can see to paint more clearly.