Oil Painting Master Series: Indirect Painting

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Lesson Description

Indirect painting with oils. A look at adding transparent glazes to an underpainting. In this lesson, we add glazes to create a still life painting of basic forms.

Lesson Materials

Palette, completed underpainting, Indian Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White, bristle brush, nylon or sable brush, and medium.

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Lesson Discussion

  1. Question: How do you know that the painting is completely dry between layers? Is there a specified amount of time that one can allow the painting to dry?

  2. this lesson is more indepth than what little I learnt over the years. My first lesson in 2004 was held at a community centre by a teacher that said heres a brush , paint and a canvas, now paint something. so your lessons have been a god send, thank you Matt.

  3. Understanding an underpainting (term i never heard before) and glazing (term i had been overwhelmed with) is a WOW moment for me in terms of oils.
    Without going to art school, yet wanting to learn from basics even as a hobby, your courses have a lot to offer. Thank you thank you

  4. I am watching this video a couple times, but all that keeps popping in my head is “why glaze instead of just add the colors directly”. I think I’m missing something.

    • It provides different effects. Putting in one opaque layer of color will appear different that multiple layers of glaze. The Mona Lisa was glazed and is said to have the complexity of real skin with multiple layers including blues and greens which give it a life like appearance.

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