Jan 11, 2010

Heard the Word! Velatura



Painting by Elmira Petrova

Velatura


Have you wondered how artists paint a foggy or hazy landscape? They have simply applied a very thin layer of white over the subject. This is like a glaze but unlike a glaze that is transparent it is a layer of semi-opaque or opaque paint. To create a milky look to a landscape or seascape simply thin white paint and you will have a “Velatura” which is a Spanish word for fog.

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