–ONE of my early influences was Maxfield Parrish. I loved his bright color and unique subject matter. I admired his use of paint and brushes to create a distinctive, two-dimensional world. I loved visiting that world.
I later learned that Parrish would paint a Raw Umber or Ultramarine Blue grisaille and then glaze in the local colors over the top with multiple applications of transparent pigment. Although I experimented using such techniques I later abandoned them in favor of a highly textured, alla prima approach. Such methods were a more authentic expression of my personality.
However, I later came to see that glazing, when used correctly, could be an excellent method to preserve impasto passages while adjusting hue, value, and saturation. I filmed an hour and 15-minute video detailing what I know about glazing and scumbling over textured paintings. It is currently available at my Gumroad store (or link below).
Let me know what you think of the video and as always feel free to leave comments and questions below.
Brad Teare –June 2019