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  • Tempera Underpainting

    with oil paints ,some colors are naturally transparent.(oxides,lakes,etc.) The 15th + 16th Century Masters knew that in order to give these colors their maximum luminosity, and take full advantage of a wide variety of tones and tints with each pure color, these could to be layered ,one upon the other...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by pelizzari on 16 Feb 2011
  • Re: Achieving transparent washes in oil

    David, I think he drags dry paint over an lighter tone transparent underpainting leaving a lot of the underpainting showing through. It is hard to see this kind of detail in the small images on his website. His work has a beautiful soft tonal quality. Happy you posted his name.
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by Lili Anne Laurin on 13 Oct 2009
  • Re: Mixing Rich Darks

    Jlward, Both Nancy Guzik and Richard Schmid use either Transparent Oxide Red or Transparent Oxide Brown to make rich, transparent darks. Rembrandt makes these colors. The more transparent a dark is - the more air it shows. That means that if these darks are scumbled on with the canvas showing through...
    Posted to Oil (Forum) by Lori Woodward on 1 Oct 2009