Sunday, 9 May 2010

Dead Colouring

Autumn Glory in Acrylics

Trying out the Acrylics again, this time trying out glazing which got my surfing the Internet about 'Dead Colouring' The famous Dutch artist 'Vermeer' used this technique in many of his paintings. The idea is that you block in your composition with one colour usually Raw Umber to figure out your tones, shadows and highlights, then just glaze over with many different glazes. I didn't try this out on 'Autumn Glory, but will have a go next time.
 Here's a link to more about 'Dead painting'

Louvre Paris, The Astronomer 1668 Johannes Vermeer
A bit more surfing and here is my favourite Vermeer which I went to see at the Louvre.

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