I titled this video “the beauty of glazing”, not only because glazing, which is applying sheer colors in light layers, can create a beautiful effect, which it can, but because knowing how to glaze is so helpful for artists.
The thing about glazing, is that it can give you extremely realistic results. You’ll see that Lisa captures the texture of those grapes perfectly.
Glazing will really have this effect of making things look more realistic if you do it over an underpainting.
Another wonderful thing about glazing, is that it’s a quick way to correct color. If something needs to be more red, you don’t have to mix an entirely new color, just glaze red over it. You can also tone down a color by glazing it’s complement over it. Watch my video “Introduction To Color”(card in video) for more information on complementary colors. Just be sure to blend your edges so the color isn’t visible. I have a problem with this, myself.
Like I said at the beginning of the video, glazing is applying sheer colors in light layers. You’ll also hear Lisa talk about this in her video. Therefore, not just any color can be used for glazing. You need to use transparent colors and you need to mix them with a lot of water or mixing medium.
I think it’s about time to end this video.
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