Nude, wet in wet, glazes

  • wet paper then dry areas you want to stay white with kitchen paper.
  • drizzle, splash or throw on colour (we used madder and raw sienna)
  • Allow to dry naturally or dry with hairdryer before applying the glaze
  • cut out and draw around stencil with a water soluble crayon (we used a stylized copy of a Matisse nude)
  • glaze the background of the nude (ultramarine and viridian) with broad free strokes and a very large brush you could add foliage if you wish
  • you will notice the underlying washes will be darker but are still visible
  • important to use transparent colours for glazes, wait for the painting to dry between washes and don't use more than 2 otherwise the washes will go muddy