Glazing was in fact a protective layer on the painting by applying thin light brown varnish to form an protective cover for the precious oil on canvas paintings.
Color field painting has been on my mind for many years but never tried this technique. Laying of paints in thick texture was very important to me as for this I have chosen oils over any other medium. Water color, thin, transparent has never come out good for me and the few works that I have done earlier are the only proof that I have tried even this medium, water color.
Glazing is not easy especially of you don't have patience, it takes time, a lot of time. Patiently thinning the paint with thinner or dissolver and waiting for every layer to dry off.
Colors like yellow when painted over with prussian blue give a lovely beautiful green. A simple lesson for every person who has studied art but for me a new discovery, a process of beauty. The newness of each color, each stroke, innocent strokes bring out immense feelings of happiness. Glazing can also help to give a shine to your artworks when used as thin layer over the painting.
Color study is essential for glazing as to understand the effects of each color over the other.
Few simple tips on glazing-
It is very important that glazing requires very thin paint, but not too thin that the color looks muddy.
Let the layers of paint dry off well before next coat other wise the previous layer of paint will get mixed with the new layer of paint and form muddy color.
Study color well before selecting for glazing art technique in painting. Understand how the effect to the eye each paint will give on reflecting of light if you want a specific effect.
For creative results you can glaze only few parts of painting and leave the rest try it looks great. Can layer on some parts with glaze and leave the rest with original color.
An after thought, if this does not work use the canvas by repainting over it, enjoy the process of glazing!
|Rainbow Healing Stone Abstract Symbolic Painting by Mrs Rizwana A.Mundewadi|
While on this spiritual journey of The Red Pilgrim, as I continue to paint healing art...
I wish to make simple colorful, understandable art, art that heals.
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