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- 1. McMillan Oil Painting Technique-Overview
- A good and sound technique that allows me
to control the sharp and soft aspects of the painted image
- as well as the surface textures of the artwork.
I want my paintings to be lasting and durable. I strive to
- perfect my technique and enjoy the process
of making paintings.
- 2. Buttery Smooth, Virtually Brushstroke Free Painting
Surfaces and why?
- a. How to have detail in the image and smooth
blended surfaces at the same time.
- b. How to remove brushstrokes with out the
loss of detail.
- c. How to have control of your medium and
have both, texture and smoothness at different areas of the painting.
- 3. Preparing a Smooth Surfaced Panel,
- a. Surface Preparation
- b. Rabbit skin glue
- c. Applying a Tooth Coat so the paint won't
skid around while blending
- d. Canvas versus Panel
- 4. Making a Medium-Overview
- a. Ingredients
- b. Making a Medium that will give you control
of blending,details and surface textures
- c. Glazing mediums
- c. Controlling the drying times of a medium
- 5. Preparing a Pallette
- a. Choosing color pigment
- b. Mixing color pigments with medium
- c. Arranging a palette
- d. Preparing a primary color pallete
- e. Preparing a modified color pallette
- f. Preparing a night scene pallette
- g. Preparing concentrated colors
- 6. Painting The Image,
- a. Choosing brushes
- a. How to have a virtually brushstroke free
painting surface that has both softness and detail.
- b. Controlling how much brushstroke or texture
to leave in a painting for effect
- c. Removing brush hairs from a wet painting
- c. How to make corrections or continue on
a dried painting
- d. How to remove the lint from a dried painting
- 7. Glazing and Touching Up the
- a. Glazing as a medium
- b. Continuing a dried painting by glazing
on the new work
- c. Glazing on new details
- 8. Varnishing the Finished Painting-Overview
- a. Preparing a dried painting for varnishing
- b. Applying varnish to the surface of a finished
- c. Removing the brushstrokes from wet varnish
- d. Removing the lint from dried varnish
- d. Choosing how much sheen; wet, glossy,