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Oil Painting Using the Glazed Painting Method - Part III

This is Part III of a three part article on oil painting using the glazed painting method. Part I provided an introduction to glazed painting. Part II discussed the drawing and the underpainting. In Part III, we cover applying the colored glazes and finishing the painting.

Colored glazes should always be applied to the oil painting from lightest to darkest, and the three primary colors should be used. Thus, yellow glaze is applied first, then red, then blue. Glazes are created using transparent paints mixed with a glazing medium. Some of the pigments that are appropriate for glazing are: Indian Yellow, Aureolin Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Vermillion, Ultramarine Blue and Prussian Blue. Any opaque pigments, such as Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, or Cadmium Yellow Pale are not transparent and are not appropriate for glazing.

The very first glazing session should begin by applying all three colors, in very thin layers, to the entire painting. Then the artist adds more layers, emphasizing yellow, red and blue in the areas that are appropriate. The session is ended by adding white to lighten the areas whose tones have become too dark. This final step must be performed, because the end of every session (except for the final one) is a preparation for the next session, so the tones have to be re-lightened before new glazes are applied. Then, the painting must be allowed to thoroughly dry before additional glazes can be added.

Lady Rose
Oil on Canvas Glazed Painting

The number of glazes required will depend on many things. The colors rendered in the oil painting, its depth of color, its level of detail, and even the artist's personal preference will all be factors. Therefore, the artist should continue the process of applying colored glazes, adding white, and allowing the painting to dry thoroughly until the point when the painting will need only one final glazing.

In the last sitting, the final glazing layer is added. White is not added because no further glazes will be applied.

An oil painting using the glazed painting method possesses a beautifully translucent, luminous quality. Julinya Vidigal de Vince has created many glazed paintings which can be viewed on her web site. Her original glazed paintings include Lady Rose (shown above), and a portrait of Gustavo Dudamel. Her glazed oil painting reproductions include Philosopher Meditation, after Rembrandt, and Silver Goblet, after Chardin.

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