Three kinds of oil painting techniques to learn oil painting

Transparent drawing

Before the 19th century, transparent painting was basically the basic technique of European oil painting. There are many steps in this technique. First, we need to make a sketch relationship or texture effect that is in line with our own ideal by using the substrate on various colored substrates, and then we need to use transparent pigments to cover and dye it and finally finish it.

Thick painting

This painting is also called “tuhao painting”. Thick paint layer by layer to the top, are piled up with money ah!

Thick painting is more capricious than transparent painting (after all, it is tuhao painting). It can be overlaid with a thicker color when the paint is not dry, or on the painted color. The purpose of thick coating is to highlight the key points and shape the texture. The three-dimensional entity piled up brings thick appearance to the oil painting.

alla prima

Direct painting is the most commonly used technique in oil painting now. It is also called direct coloring, which means that after making the general outline of an object on the canvas, laying the color by means of the feeling of the color of the object or the conception of the color of the picture can be completed at one time. If there is any error or defect after the completion of the painting, you can use the painting knife to scrape it off to continue the color adjustment, which is similar to thick painting , that is, the pigments used in the painting process are relatively thick, the color saturation is also very high, the strokes are clear, and it is easy to resonate with the content of the screen.