Painting Stage with Golden’s Absorbent Ground on Ampersand’s Gessobord

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Here is a portion of a dancer painted with several layers or glazes that had previously been masked during the background painting.  I put several layers of paint onto the substrate, one at a time.  This technique is otherwise known as glazing.  The left arm has only one layer while the sleeve has multiple layers.  The neck has two layers but will have many more by the final version.  


An overall look at the process of painting one layer at a time over the dancers.