Painting In Colour From LifeThe Art Of Painting - Painting In Colour From Life - 4, a brief series of articles on the art of painting and drawing
Moreover, should it be found necessary to paint solidly over it, the drawing and tone values are already found, and the body of white and light greys will help to keep the overpainting fresh and luminous. In such a case, varnish slightly diluted with linseed oil is effective as a medium.
Beautiful qualities are, of course, obtained by the direct method in capable hands. But these hands must be very capable, for any retouching will mar the essential characteristics of this method ; and it is given to few to achieve a result which implies swiftness, dexterity, sureness, and just observation of colour, tone, and character in every touch. For this reason, among others, the student Will be well advised to prepare for his final effort by stages, and to overcome by degrees the intricacies of his art.
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