Advanced Fine Art Techniques

Transparent Glazing     Technique #5
If you've painted before you would have heard of the name 'glazing'.  However, this technique is taught very poorly, and with very limited results.  There are actually two types of glazing: Transparent Glazing and Opaque Glazing.  Each is of inestimable value in the creating process.   Instead of just putting a glaze on a painting when it's done, Transparent Glazing - when used in the advanced technique process - creates unbelievable effects during the creation of your art, at any stage.  It is perhaps one of the swiftest techniques.  There's a demonstration I like to do, which has me set up the palette, hit the painting with the Transparent Glaze technique, alter the painting so it's vastly improved and vastly different from what it was, clean up, and leave the studio - all within 55 seconds.  But the real power of it is how it works with other techniques, in combination, to create effects that will make your paintings soar high into the realms of true fine art.   Used with proper knowledge, in an advanced way, this technique is magnificent.
Opaque Glazing     Technique #6
Here's some fun: many art teachers tell you not to do this!  They actually say it will ruin your painting, that it can't be done.  We smile about this in class, as it's a wonderful technique and easy to do once you know how.  In fact, you won't be able to create subtle, atmospheric effects without it!  Of course, you're taught how to do it, and how to avoid any problems with using it, in the DVDs.  The Opaque Glazing technique can be used at any stage during the process, and can be both a refining and empowering technique, once you know its secrets.  Then, it's very easy to do, and irreplaceable!
Creative Knife     Technique #7

Even if you've painted before I'm sure you won't have seen this technique or heard of it before.  It is creative power PLUS.  Top Shelf.  It's easy to learn, however, it does take time and practise and experimentation to master it.  Using this technique, your paintings will enter the higher realms of fine art and you'll be doing things others cannot do.  The Creative Knife technique is thrilling: there's no other word for it.   You can use it at any time during the creating of your painting, and it's infinitely variable: do it any way you like, any time you like.  It's taught at length and in detail in the DVDs, and we are careful to make sure you don't confuse it with the Painting Knife technique.
Scumbling     Technique #8
This is a commonly taught technique and mostly it is taught well.  It has a long history in art, dating back as we know to Titian.  However, its use changes dramatically when used in the advanced technique process, as it lays a foundation for effects otherwise not achieved.  All too often Scumbling is used as a refining, or finishing technique, but that is very limited.  You'll see how effective it can be during foundation work once you use advanced techniques, giving you added power.  It does take care to use in this way, and a little practise.  Then, it combines brilliantly and easily with other techniques.
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