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johnbeam

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on: January 31, 2021, 04:50:20 PM
I’m wanting to create more depth in this painting by making the mountain a lighter blue color but I don’t want to lose any of my detail
I’m not sure how to glaze this to make that happen? If I use any white in my glaze it covers the details. I just want it little more blue and slightly lighter???


nolan

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Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 08:27:24 PM
unfortunately glazing by it's nature will tend to darken up the area.
What I suggest you do is glaze the correct blue over, then work the highlights back in again over that


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Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 01:35:12 PM
This painting is stunning.
Mary Lou

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johnbeam

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Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 05:55:27 PM
I put the glazing on the background and I think I've really made a huge mistake!  :'( I got carried away and now I've lost a lot of the detail. That was hours of work to get the contrast in the mountain trees, rocks and detail... ARGH!! It did add depth and make the foreground stand out but I didn't want to lose that much of the detailed work I put in.... so I'm debating what to do? Maybe its good I lost that detail as it brings more attention to the focal point? I've stared at this too long.. :confused: :-\

Painting is a learning process... each one brings new challenge and opportunity for learning. I'm thinking I need more practice when it comes to glazing.
I went out and bought a transparent blue color and a mixing white that is transparent... but I should have done it in very subtle layers. I think I'll go back to working on the detailed buildings for now....

Thanks for your help here! This forum is about my only feedback so I'm so glad the talented people here take the time to help each other....
What a great community Dennis and others have created...   :thankyou:

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nolan

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Reply #4 on: February 01, 2021, 07:26:45 PM
I actually think it is much better now with the lost detail. The town stands out much better now. With the extra detail, the background would compete for attention :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 01:09:35 AM
Stunning painting. Nothing wrong with it - :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 02:17:35 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful painting!! The painting before the glaze looks as if the city is right up against the mountain, after the glaze it appears to be much more in the distance and as a result makes the city stand out much more. I love it!
EmmaLee


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Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 09:33:16 PM
1stly Beautiful painting John. 2ndly thank you for sharing and posting both, I've been learning (& mistaking -  :2funny:) about glazing these past 6mths. What you've posted here has really helped me see a lot of the effects this technique/tool? has in the overall painting. Because I get carried away, added that my painting skills are in infancy, mostly I get confused whether the glazing has added or detracted from what I have painted.
I like more the effect to the city focus - after the glaze, but I can see what you're saying about losing the detail in the mountain, which looks awesome in the pre, maybe you could do series 2 - similar scene with a mountain focus?  :painting:
Tracey


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Reply #8 on: February 04, 2021, 06:48:53 PM
I'm going back in and adding back some of the subtle detail and contrast that I lost with the glazing and its now clear to me it wasn't a mistake... It really needed that glaze to push it back in the scene and bring the focal point forward... I will post an image of the finished product when I get it finished... its a long process ! LOL
but fun to learn...  :thankyou:


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Reply #9 on: February 05, 2021, 10:41:53 PM
It is interesting following all this, John.
 Seeing the effects the glazing has produced, has awoken an interest in me to give it a try in the near future.
Yes, please do post your finished painting.
Cathy-Rose.


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Reply #10 on: February 09, 2021, 11:54:23 PM
This is an amazing painting.   I love it, and personally I prefer the one with the glazing over the background.   I think it makes it much richer and makes the town alive.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #11 on: February 19, 2021, 08:56:58 AM
 :clap: :clap: Beautiful painting. Love it!


 

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