Sunday, July 8, 2012


Although I learned about glazing in college and have experimented occasionally with them, it wasn't until I read C.W. Mundy's recent facebook post about experimenting with glazes that I was inspired to work a glaze into one of my canvases. I painted a 24 x 24 oil painting, A Pissarro View, about four months ago. However, I knew it wasn't quite right so I had let it sit in my studio. I had invested considerable time and loved many parts of the composition. Pissarro painted in Normandy, France often. This scene is in Dieppe. So, for many reasons, I didn't want to give up on it.

Below you see the painting before the glaze was applied. The second image is the painting after a glaze (a mixture of turpentine and liquin) with transparent oxide yellow. I was able to loosen up several hard edges and introduce new color into the painting. Thanks C.W. for your continued inspiration and tips.
Before Glaze

After Glaze

1 comment:

  1. Hey man, It sure did unify your painting and warmed it up !!! Way to go !!! I love that image on the top of your blog with the flat boat and figures. The foreground water is terrific!