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  • Wash

    A hue or tint applied in a thin transparent layer.
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  • Underpainting

    An initial layer of paint applied to a ground, which serves as a base for subsequent layers of paint and helps to define color values for later painting.
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  • Scumbling

    A painting technique in which semi-opaque or thin opaque colors are lightly brushed over an underpainted area so that patches of the previous color show through. Also a method of mixing two colors on the canvas together, pulling each color from opposite directions in a figure eight technique so that...
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  • Glaze

    It's important to know the different effects of glazing vs scumbling paint . What is glazing paint? A thin layer of paint applied over a ground or another paint layer of a different color. Oil painting artists use transparent glazes to make colors appear more radiant and vivid. How to glaze paint...
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  • Grisaille

    This painting en grisaille demonstrates how an understanding of light value is just as important as color for a successful result . What is grisaille painting ? Grisaille (pronounced like Versailles) is an oil painting technique in which a composition is constructed completely in tones of gray. It is...
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  • Focal Point

    This piece by Richard McKinley, Minnesota Morning, 9 x 12, has three focal points as marked. What is a focal point? The focal point of a painting is the area in the composition to which the viewer’s eye is naturally drawn. It is essential to classic art, although abstract artists may deliberately...
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