Art Lesson 40, Part 5
How to Paint a Portrait in Rembrandt’s Style – How to Finish a Painting with Warm Glazes
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How to Finish a Painting with Warm Glazes
The mix of Burnt Umber and Charcoal Grey is thinned with Stand Linseed Oil. The combination of these paints gives a brilliant transparent Glaze a cold effect.
For the final touches of Glaze, we mix Transparent Gold Ochre and Burnt Sienna. This warm Glaze goes over the cold Underpainting. For such subtle work, use a natural Brush like Sable, Mongoose, or Badger. Venetian Red can be added to Burnt Sienna to make the mix more vivid. As usual, Stand Linseed Oil is added to thin the mix.
Layers of Glaze should be thin and transparent.
For the Background, we can also apply Charcoal Grey with Stand Oil.
A rigid Hog Brush is a good tool for painting fur texture. The same mix of Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna is used for this step.
This is how the painting looks after the final Varnishing.
A frame will make this painting complete.