Flemish technique using acrylics over sketches

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Flemish technique using acrylics over sketches

Can we do “imprimatura” or the “Flemish technique” by using acrylics over sketches ? - Tetsui_Ja


 

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Question: Can we do “imprimatura” or the “Flemish technique” by using acrylics over sketches (maybe we need a medium to help paints be more transparent)?

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Answer:

Yes, acrylics can be used for the Flemish technique of applying transparent glazes to reproduce the subtleties of light and colour with more realism than opaque layers. Traditionally done in oil paint, the Flemish technique is more versatile when using acrylic, as you can work on paper or raw canvas,  as well as on prepared supports.


If you’re finding your current acrylics are too opaque for the technique, consider using paints with pigments that are naturally transparent or semi-transparent or try modifying them with an acrylic fluid medium or glazing medium. These mediums will increase flow, self-levelling and transparency.

 

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The Jackson’s team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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