Thoughts Of An Artist
Glazing Recipes for the Color Violet

This post is the next in my series about glazing paint colors. Last time I went through glazing mixtures for the color green. This time, I will be talking about violet. But first, lets review glazing. Glazing is the optical mixing of the glazed layers with the underpainting. However, when paints are mixed on the…

Achieve a Crackle Effect Using Hide Glue

For my last painting, I used a crackle effect with Titebond Hide Glue. This post outlines the steps to achieve the crackle effect. These are the bottles of Hide Glue. This particular substrate color is white. After letting the white dry, I applied a layer of hide glue with a bristle brush. Let Hide Glue…

Glazing Recipes for the Color Green

My last post had to do with how to produce a painting that uses glazed colors rather than palette-mixed colors. This post goes deeper and discusses how to use glazes to produce the color green. In order to understand how the color green is created using glazed layers of paint, it is important to know…

Glazing as a Painting Technique

Glazing as a practice in painting has been largely a technique of the past. Masters like Van Eyke, Vermeer, and Rembrandt used it as a matter of necessity, to hasten drying times of successive layers of oil paint. But the practice also endowed the artwork with a depth not found by mixing colors on the…

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