Lesson 6: Glazing for Depth

Glazing: Layering transparent watercolor over previously painted (dry) areas. This adds depth and richness of color.

Can be used to adjust intensity (darken or neutralize) the area being glazed.

Use a blue-toned glaze to help colors recede.

Use a red/yellow glaze to warm an area.

Multiple glazes create depth, can be used to create rich dark tones.

Take care when glazing to use a light hand, not to scrub the layers of colour beneath the glaze.