What does wet on wet mean?

Wet-on-wet, or alla prima, means “first attempt” in Italian. It is the method I use most of the time in my technique. This means applying layers of wet paint to previously administered layers of wet paint. This technique requires a faster way of working because the work is typically completed before the first layers have dried. It is possible to work slower and still have success with my technique. Over the many years I have been painting I have developed the ability to work fast.