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Old 05-14-2019, 10:40 PM
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How do you work with glazing

Glazing - how to you approach this technique? Do you think about how to layer to create an effect?

When painting I often attempt to create an effect with first brush strokes. Then I slowly move from abstract shapes and outlines to details. I don't think in terms of how many layers I need to create an effect.
I think some of my detail work would be considered glazing because I add a wash or paint over a small area. Often I work with granulating paint and so I like to drop it onto damp paper and let it do the work. I think about the characteristics of the paint and how to use it and never think in terms of layers.

So do you think about creating layers when starting or working on a painting?
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:15 AM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

I often paint in layers, i find it easier to use layers to create interesting shadows since I dont have to worries about the true color of the shadow since with layers, it automatically inherited the color of the previous layers.. I just need to worries about if the shadow is warm or cool and how intense the shadow is.

I also use it in water surface since it's also easier to paint reflection. I dont really need to think about value that much, a layers of ultramarine will automatically darken everything.. instantly bring the reflection to life.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:56 AM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

When I first started with watercolor I rarely layered and if I did it was only one or two. Now I will use glazing layers over and over. I find it really creates a depth to the color and can provide more realistic effects. Once I think a painting looks done, I will always add another 2-3 layers. It is amazing how much a difference this has made in my works.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:01 AM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

I love glazing. I have made charts of each color in my palette glazed over each other color in my palette. Sometimes it can make a big difference which is glazed over which. Having the charts is a huge asset in planning a painting.

The hardest part of glaring is waiting until one layer is absolutely dry before glazing the next layer over it.
"Let the paint be paint" --John Marin
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:22 AM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

I usually have some idea about layering (e.g. in the shadows). But, I also end up using it when tone, color or textural effects are not working out.
Thank you.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:23 PM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

Often when I have too large of an area that looks too much all the same, I will glaze one color or another over part of it, usually pushing the glazed area back.
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2nd rule,turn off the TV
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:29 AM
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Re: How do you work with glazing

I use single colours glazing them one at a time in all my work. There are several free Paint along with me videos on my website if you want to have a try at them. https://emotiveexpressions.ca/paint-...yone-to-enjoy/

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