This entry was originally posted on Thursday, September 6, 2012

Glazing in watercolor is a type of layering of colors.

It is where a color is painted in an area then is allowed to completely dry.

Another color is then layered or glazed on top of that color.

It is also called wet-on-dry painting.

For instance, below I have painted an area yellow.

When it is dry, I will glaze a red on top of the yellow.

This will create an orange.

So why do I not just mix an orange?

Because in glazing, the colors of each layer come through and give a beautiful glow.

In this example, the orange on the left is glazed and the orange on the right is mixed.

There is more of a stained glass effect with the glazing and light seems to shine from it more.

Leslie Lambert

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