Flemish Painting Techniques (Linear Transfer)

Hello students,

Below is a video explaining how I executed the oil transfer onto the prepared support. This method allows us to establish a drawing with clear linear precision which will ensure a strong start to the painting. From here we will add values and eventually color. This method was practiced religiously during the early and middle Renaissance and mimics that of the famous Jan Van Eyck.

For the imprimatura I used Yellow Ochre and Raw Sienna in a 50/50 mixture. This was thinned out with a small amount of turpentine and brushed semi-transparently onto the white ground. Once dry, I used a coating of Raw Umber for the linear transfer which I explain in the video below.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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