Basic Oil Painting Techniques
|The Key Techniques for Oil Painting|
Oil Painting Glazing
My Youtube clip below, showing Bacchus from Titian's painting Bacchus and Ariadne, shows the combination of 2 art techniques: the background had been completed in glazes for smooth detail. The Bacchus figure, as can be seen, was completed in one paint layer (alla prima).
Sgraffito Oil Painting
Sgraffito provides special paint effects by adding textures to the oil paint. Any mark making implement can be used, from old combs and toothbrushes to pencils. By applying a conflicting colour beneath the painting, this colour will be revealed when the upper layer is etched off, introducing an element of movement and energy to the oil painting.
Simple Oil Painting Techniques
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