Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First pass on glazing underpainting

Here's my first pass on glazing one of my underpaintings. In this process, it's important to have a mood that you're aiming for. I'm not sure if this is the mood or feel I'm shooting for, as long as it doesn't come across as cranky and frustrated I'll be happy.

To answer Holly's question, oiling out is the process of adding a thin layer of drying oil or medium to the surface of your painting to bring any matte surfaces back to their true color and value. The operative word, as I found out the hard way, is THIN! I applied approximately a bucket's worth and couldn't figure out why it wasn't dry days later...duh!

1 comment:

  1. many thanks on the clarification. be-u-ti-ful so far!