Do you love being able to manipulate the finish in oil painting, making it matte, glossy, or somewhere in-between?
Do you understand the differences between matte and glossy finishes in oil painting?
Understanding matte and glossy finishes in oil painting is easy once you grasp the basic principles. This article will help you understand matte and glossy finishes in oil painting.
Matte and Glossy Finishes in Oil Painting
There are some artists who believe in a very traditional approach to oil painting in that the finish should be consistently very glossy and well varnished.
There are others that prefer an all over matte finish and avoid varnishing at all. Still yet, there are some artists like myself who find it essential to have both matte and glossy areas within the same painting in order to add to the concept and dimensional quality of the rendering.
What are your preferences when it comes to the finish of your oil painting? My thoughts are listed in this article.
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