• Michael Cartwright

Yellow Meadow

Updated: Jul 12, 2018

Yellow Meadow

'The meadow was a fraction mellow so a glaze of Indian yellow made the meadow less mellow and more yellow' - It is a fact that certain oil colors do actually fade during the drying process. However all is not lost as they can be brought back later and even enhanced further if desired.

This oil painting technique is called glazing and involves mixing colors straight from the tube mixed with liquin medium. The mix is brushed directly on bland areas of a completely dry painting in order to increase saturation and emphasize texture.

Glazing is one of my favorite oil painting techniques and I used it on ''Yellow Meadow'' in the foreground and middle distance. This method can also be used to subdue colors by applying a color over its complementary or by brushing a dark over a dark to increase contrast.

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