Mark Russell - Glazing: Painting with Layers (Online); Friday, October 30, 2020

This demo/talk is part of our Technique Takeaway series. 

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:30PM PDT

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. Each one and a half hour presentation will showcase a different process that each of these artists incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists. 

Our Technique Takeaways are presented live via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the instructor via the Zoom chat box and will have access to the recorded session for two weeks. You will receive a Zoom meeting link and passcode the day before the talk. To take part, you will need a camera enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.


Glazing is painting with thin transparent layers. It’s a technique used for centuries by notable artists like Vermeer and Rembrandt and still finds a place in contemporary painting.

Mark Russell will show how he uses glazing throughout the painting process to create special effects, to adjust color, temperature or value, and add luminosity. He will share the mediums he uses, demonstrate the techniques and tools used, and explain how to glaze with transparent and opaque colors.

Mark Russell has been creating landscape and nature paintings for more than 30 years. He has exhibited his work in group shows, in galleries and museums across the country and won numerous awards. His paintings are included in private and corporate collections. He has degrees from DePaul University and The American Academy of Art in Chicago.

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