Glazing Techniques with Acrylic Paint

An excerpt from the new workshop DVD, “Nancy Reyner’s Acrylic Revolution: Watercolor & Oil Effects with Acrylic Paint”.

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  1. You can use any color as the undercoat. The glaze will shift the original undercoat color. If you had red underneath a blue glaze the result would be a cooler red. If you had yellow underneath a blue glaze you would have a green. I usually like to use different colors or different variations of the same hue for each layer. So I probably used a different blue under the blue glaze in the demo. The full DVD goes through each layer and lists each color. I hope this helps.

  2. A beginner’s question Nancy (by the way I just bought your “Acrylic Revolution”): Does one use the same color for glazing as one uses for the undercoat? For example you used a blue glaze on the sky; did you use ultramarine on both the primary coat and the glaze you just showed? Thanks Nancy!

  3. To purchase the full DVD (where I do demonstrate applying a finishing coat of archival varnish please visit my website.

  4. The glaze tweaks the color, and is not final protection. Top layers of paint collect dust and the only way to protect (other than framing in glass) is applying an archival varnish. A varnish must have one key characteristic to make it archival – and that is removability, the only way to clean a painting is to remove then replace with a new coat of varnish. In the full DVD, 45 minutes long (above is only a segment) I put a final archival varnish on the painting.

  5. is the glaze just to tweak the color or is it the top coat of the painting that is meant to protect it (that I heard other painters saying you’re supposed to use varnish to do) or is it a totally separate procedure? Thank you!

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