You learn so much every time you paint a painting. Last week I finished an acrylic water-lily painting. Well, really it was the second one. I had bought the frame with a canvas painting in it that was ugly. It was so cheap I knew I could gesso over the painting and use it and the frame together. I painted it once and it just wasn’t good. It was kinda flat and the scene had no dimension. I decided to leave what was on there and do some washes, put more detail in everything, and add more stuff. It really came out better than I thought it would. But, it ain’t no Claude Monet. LOL!!! Remember it is small. It is only 8 inches by 10 inches. Smaller than a sheet of xerox paper. Small painting are a lot harder to do than large. And I think acrylic are a lot harder to do than oils. Acrylics are hard to photograph, because of the shiny finish, thick paint texture and no sun today. The flash washes out.