Make sure that the surface of your canvas is free of lint.
Measure small amounts of medium into each jar – it is easier and
less expensive to add more medium to a mixture than it is to add more
paint until your obtain the desired consistency
Set out all of the tubes of paint that you anticipate using during
the glazing process.
Keep the cool colors and warm colors separate.
Have a reference photo of the color scheme you are striving to
achieve or, at the very least, know what you want your painting to
look like at the end of glazing.
Set out a variety of sizes and types of brushes, i.e., size 0,
2, 4, 8, 10, 12 flat and size 0, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12 filbert, size 0,
2, 4, 8, 10, 12 round. The size and shape of the brush is determined
by the size on the canvas and the amount of detail in the painting.
Start with your darkest values first, then gradually moving
towards your mid-tones and lighter values.
Light values often require the use of white paint.
Use ONLY Zinc White for glazing.
Keep the medium evenly disbursed so that you
avoid “puddles” and “dry spots.”
Look at your painting from all angles to make sure
that you have covered each area evenly.
Concentrate on the color and value changes of each shape.
If a glaze begins to “lift,” stop immediately!
If you glaze a shape the wrong color, it can be easily removed
with a clean, soft cloth and a bit of turpentine. The under-painting
will not be affected IF you have used Liquin in your under-painting.
When combining transparent colors, avoid using more than three
colors so that you do not create a muddy glaze.
Allow each layer of glaze to dry completely before adding
the next layer.
You CAN paint into a glaze and it will often create an
exquisite range of depth and luminosity.
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!!
LEARN SOMETHING NEW WITH EACH GLAZING.