Re: Umber layer , dead layer and glazing of a glass pumpkin
The consistency is a matter of personal preference. The key point to focus on is that the transparent paint is applied thinly enough that you can see the underpainting. Just focus on that and then find a means to the end.. i.e. consistnecy. You can apply a perfect glaze with just straight paint from the tube smudged with your finger. Once you understand that.. you can add medium to make the smudging easier.
Personally I premix all paint to the same consistency glazing or not. I mix medium into the paint until it just starts to sluff off of a paint knife. Not runny, not stiff. I like the ease of not having to mix medium all the time and I think it's better for the paint film not having random dips of brush medium here and there and who knows what..
Also I do 1 stand, 1 walnut, 1 oms. This again is a personal preference I have tailored to my specific needs for the way I paint for the level of detail I try to employ. Coupled with the way I like the final paint film to look.
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oil and acrylic paintings..
Last edited by Ellis Ammons : 05-21-2018 at 01:31 PM.