Learning to Paint in Oils – Part 3
This post is a little later than expected, but here are the results of my last painting class with notes! My teacher showed me how to mix the glazes at each stage as I am still learning how to mix colours. When she realised I was taking photos so I wouldn’t forget the steps, she very kindly offered to lay out the tubes next to the palette for each photo!
Make a dark blue glaze to layer over the top of my painting from the week before.
Paint over shadowed areas in painting with the blue glaze for more depth, the recess behind the curtains, also cast shadows.
Mix a yellow coloured glaze to paint over the ceramic bottle.
Mix vivid green and red glazes for the apple. It only took a tiny amount of blue added to the yellow to make a nice bright green.
Create a pinky glaze for the material in front of the objects, and also for the curtains.
The Finished Painting
Finishing the Pear:
I had some extra time at the end of the class so I quickly added colour to the little pear painting I started the week before.
- Transparent colours will always look darker in the tube.
- If you mix two transparent colours together they will always produce a darker colour – as a glaze.
- If you make a glaze with a non-transparent colour, it is called a scumble. Scumble glazes will always be cloudy and not truly transparent.
- Cheap imitation cadmium is good for glazing.