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Old 10-04-2005, 11:23 PM
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Lightbulb OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Welcome to the class! Sorry I'm late; I'm your substitute teacher. I won't tolerate talking out of turn, gum chewing, or false names when I take attendance! And I'm not going to talk about current events; I'm going to teach a lesson!

So, you want to learn about blending and glazing? I think I can at least show you my method. As simple as it may appear when explained, I basically learned it by trial and error. I can't say that I've learned very much by reading art how-to books. Most of what I've learned is the result of doing, and getting lots of honest feedback from people here...and my wife (she is brutally honest just by her lack of reaction).

I've decided to take a simple image from the Reference Image Library here:
Apple. I will post the image here later, but I just wanted to quickly introduce the subject. I'd like all those who are interested to follow along and actually produce a painting. Like I said, I learned more my doing than reading.

I will update the thread as I have time, but it should be quite frequently. If things go quickly, maybe we can do another simple painting to reinforce what we've learned.

You will need acrylic paint of course, and preferably some glazing medium. I use Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (satin finish). The 8 oz. (236 ml) bottle I have has lasted a long time (any brand of glazing medium will do). Canvas, masonite or plywood are suitable for supports (gessoed of course). It's entirely up to you. I've never tried paper with acrylic using this method. I think the paper would be destroyed in the process. A filbert bristle brush will also come in handy for blending, and a softer watercolor brush (or brushes) for glazing.

This class will take place in a WIP format. Stay tuned....
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:39 PM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Hello, Mr. Maverick, Sir. I'd like to sign up for your class, if I may, please! I've got paint, I've got glazing liquid, and I'm sure I can find something to use as a support! I'm subscribing right now, and looking forward to the lesson!

Oh - and your website looks great!
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:47 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

I would like to join in. I had just asked elsewhere what they were talking about when they mentioned using glazes. I have the support, and paintswill have to get the canvas and glaze. Can the glaze be bought anywhere?
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:11 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

I am in!! I have paints, the glazing liquid, the support... I have no apple, but I have a b&w underpainting of my girlfriend that I am not affraid to spoil!! I hope the class starts soon, I cannot wait!!
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Old 10-05-2005, 03:50 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

How does one sign up for such a class?
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:15 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Hi Ann
it's a virtual reality class, just follow this thread and join in with questions and some work as you go along..
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:17 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

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and my wife (she is brutally honest just by her lack of reaction).
This made me laugh out loud! LOL!

Maverick, thankyou for standing in at such short notice, it's a great intro and I'm looking fwd to it's progress.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:31 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Think we may need a bigger studio for all the students M.

Can't wait to see all the contributions from the group - hope you all realise that you're gonna post your efforts here, in this thread, so no slacking

Alyssa - you should be able to buy your medium at any good art supply shop.

Thanks Mark, for getting this started so promptly - we really appreciate it
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

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and my wife (she is brutally honest just by her lack of reaction).
Sounds just like my husband!
I want to sign up for this too but haven't got any glazing medium and can't get any here in Mexico, so I might be late for class while I get some shipped in.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:07 AM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

I'm in! Just what I've been waiting for! Will go get glazing medium on my lunchbreak!
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:07 PM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Charlies mum,

Thank you I'll get some this week end.
I can't wait to get started.
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Old 10-05-2005, 05:28 PM
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I'd like to thank Maverick for stepping in on short notice to host this month's classroom for us, I'm sure it will prove very popular!

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Old 10-05-2005, 06:24 PM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

I want to sign up


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Old 10-05-2005, 07:26 PM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

*quickly spits out the gum, and points to the next person "It wasn't me "*

Paint - check, glazing medium - check, support - check, brushes - check, sign me up ... really looking forward on this class

Incredible paintings on your page Mr Maverick, sir
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:40 PM
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Re: OCTOBER CLASSROOM: Blending and Glazing

Hi Maverick.... I can't actually find acrylic "glazing" medium in Suffolk .... will a thick matt medium and plenty of flow improver do instead...?! <~ever hopeful
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