Art Lesson 31, Part 8
In this lesson, you will discover a Glazing Technique
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Let’s do quick Glazes over our already dried cold and light Underglazing.
First of all, we mix Red and Yellow with the Glazing Medium. As a Glazing Medium, we have, as always, Stand Linseed Oil. We cover the whole face and neck area with a thin film of this Glaze. When the Glaze is distributed, we take a clean Hog Brush and work with it over the Glaze, thinning the layer and spreading the paint evenly.
The subtle film of warm Glaze appeared over the cold Underglazing and unified the painting. The cold lower layers are still visible through the upper Glaze, which makes the paint surface more complex.
After that, we will proceed with glazing a background. For the task, we use Scarlet Lake, diluted with Stand Oil. It’s enough to use just a thin transparent layer of Scarlet Lake to increase the luminosity of the red background. That’s the power of the Glazing method.
And at the end – it’s enough to add just a few loose strokes to indicate the highlights of the hair.
We are done with the Glazings in this exercise. In this exercise, I didn’t have time to make multiple Glazes and decided to make them in one go. That’s why they look quite rough. However, we have to take note that the glazing should be done in multiple thin layers. We have to wait till each film dries before we apply the next one.