Saturday, August 16, 2008

What is "glazing?"

Susie: As a beginner in watercoloring I am not familiar with glazing as referred to in the
Raindrops on Roses watercolor tip. Please let me know. Thanks so much for your info. L S

is layering thin washes of color with drying time between each layer to build up color.

In this case for the pink roses, it would be a thin or watered down puddle of pink paint.
You paint the darkest value near the center of the rose and blend off to a more diluted watered down value on the outer edge.
Blending off is moistening the area beside a stroke to soften the edge.

Look at my other rose demo for more details and info. Look at steps 4, 5 and 6.

I hope that helps!


For a more detailed lesson on painting Raindrops on Roses look for my downloadable eLesson on my website.
You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open the file. To get it free click here.

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