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  • Wet-in-Wet

    A painting technique in which wet color is applied into or on top of paint that is still wet.
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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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  • Alla Prima

    An alla prima painting by Al Gury, as featured in Courtney Jordan's art blog about wet-on-wet painting . What is alla prima painting? Also known as ‘direct painting’, ‘au premier coup’ or ‘wet-on-wet’, alla prima is a one-layer painting technique in which the painting...
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