Glazing

“Glazing is very much resorted to in scene painting and can always by employed in an agreeable effect…for glazing purposes, a little strong size must be added to the working size, and the deeper and stronger the glaze is desired, the stronger the glaze must be. It must be not strong enough, however, to impart to your color the shiny or crystallized appearance, which is to be avoided as you would a pest…The best of all size for glazing is glue size, and can be improved by adding a little molasses, which renders it more adaptable for a dark, strong glaze, and, to a certain extent, prevents it from shining when dry.”

Excerpt from Frank Atkinson’s “Scene Painting and Bulletin Art” (1916, page 169)

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