Tag Archives: Glazing

If it’s Blended, it’s Splendid

When I paint, I like to blend.  Arguably, I like it too much, do it too often and start blending at too soon a point in my painting.  In my defence, it looks so good, I can’t help it. I … Continue reading

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How Not to Paint Like Monet

I’ve said it before – I like art instruction books.  However, it is important to understand the author’s intention and the limitations of these books, before you take things as gospel.  The book I would like to discuss today is … Continue reading

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Glazing Is Amazing

One of the techniques I love most in painting, but which takes a lot of time, because you have to wait for each layer to dry before you add the next, is glazing.  You can glaze well with oils, but … Continue reading

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Oil Painting Voodoo

A friend of mine asked me about oil painting this morning.  I’ve noticed something about oil painting.  There is a tremendous wall of mystique and voodoo that surrounds the whole practice of painting with oils.  People that don’t paint with … Continue reading

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