VIDEO: Even Application for Transparent/Semi-Transparent Paints

Thank you so much for sharing this question here Debbie. I will definitely put together something for tackling this issue in more complex contexts. (Hopefully today!)

1 Like

This is really helpful, thank you Anthony - it would be interesting to see this In relation to gradations, or passages where there is variation such that broad blending is not possible. But I’m verging on asking you just to strap a go pro to your head so we can watch you paint in real time…!

Edit - I’ve just seen that Debbie is asking the same thing so consider me a second vote!

5 Likes

Ok, here is a short video that demonstrates the application of this 3-step process in a more complex scenario ( a lay-in of a spherical form surrounded by black.)

12 Likes

Again, so helpful. I’d be interested to see some of your thoughts re examples of options, issues and interactions with making second or third passes - perhaps with some address to considerations of detail when building layers. This is obviously something that varies depending on the subject but I’ll bet there are some great examples out there. I’m just setting up a new home studio so will post my own stuff soon!

2 Likes

I had to try this right away. My examples are alizarin and a weird color given to me: aureolin cobalt yellow, done on a canvas board. First I must say that I’ve not seen alizarin so jewel like, good to know. The yellow is a strange color, it looks like greenish ochre in the tube. It is transparent so I thought it would make a good example. When applied very thinly it became a brilliant “true” yellow. An interesting color. It was also very thick as I may have used it only once.

I must say that the stippling is the magic here! It is the most important part of the process.

And thanks, Tony for the update with the sphere.

6 Likes

YES!!! You did it Deb!!! Just awesome—I get really excited to these methods work out for others so well. Way to go—(and thank you!) <3

3 Likes

Looks great Deb! I’m glad that the procedure worked so well. :smiley:

1 Like

I tried this too today. Williamsburg Permanent Red Orange was my colour of choice. Here’s a pic of a solid colour block and my first ever painted pressure scale :champagne:.

Both done in one pass, and I think I used too little paint maybe. I’m interested to see what will happen when I go over them again.

7 Likes

Brilliant Stuart! I’ll be curious to see how a second layer takes as well.

Thanks Anthony - it was so interesting. As I said above I may have used too little paint so I’ll try a bit more in the next one to factor in paint removal by the stippling and blending processes.

1 Like

Nice, Stuart. I must try a painting pressure scale too. Never done one.

2 Likes

lol! the music has tapping sounds in it! love this!!

1 Like

Thanks Anthony, this is very helpful. Going to track down some of these magic brushes and see how they feel :slight_smile:

1 Like

Awesome Steve. There is a question from Suzanne Batchelor called “Brushes: good sables?” that has the direct links to the brushes from Amazon in the thread. :smiley:

Here is the link to Brushes: good sables?http://www.smartermarx.com/t/brushes-good-sables/253/3

3 Likes

Great demo! thanks

1 Like

GREAT demo Tony…we all have a problem with the glare and a differentiation of values because the layer you paint isn’t an even coat. Its a bronzer brush btw…its so women’s fac bronzer doesn’t turn to orange!!!

I was a makeup artist for years, so I know what you are saying about evening out the strokes is spot on:))) Thanks so much for the share of your knowledge. I love it!!!

3 Likes

I love that you can identify those brushes. I just keep saying “makeup” brushes for all if them, but I’m sure each one has a specific function. Thanks Nanci!

1 Like

They do and for what you are using it for…you are intuitive with the touch of what it was made to do. I have to get a set as I ruing those rosemary brushes and keep buying them lol

1 Like

another killer demo AW. I did these a looong way back time ago. But you know what??? great to always practice doing them again:) Sometimes we forget turning the form with increment of gradation:))) I am so glad to be on this today for a bit!

1 Like