Glazing in Oils and Acrylics with Chris Witkowski, November 23

Glazing in Oils and Acrylics with Chris Witkowski, November 23



Glazing is amazing. In the shortest amount of time and with very little effort, you can enliven a dull area, develop the range of values, and possibly salvage a painting that you think is a dud. By adding a judicious glaze of color you could give that painting a spot on your wall! And the ones that really don’t make the cut can still happily function as a template to practice the technique of glazing.

It makes sense that transparent colors would be used for glazing. We will be discussing the difference between opaque and transparent pigments to help clarify that. Make sure you bring any colors that say “transparent” or “semi-transparent” on the tube.

To use the technique of glazing your painting needs to be completely dry. So pack up a few (at least 3-4) of those “dud” paintings along with your painting kit and supplies and let’s see if we can’t resuscitate a few.

Painters in acrylic need to bring medium (either matte of gloss).

Painters in oils: many paint companies offer their own brand of glazing mediums. Bring them along if you have them, but linseed oil or the oil of your choice (walnut, poppy, safflower, etc.) are just fine.


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