HOW TO OIL PAINT - Toning a Canvas (Updated)
Before I begin an oil painting I will tone a canvas. This oil painting tutorial is a lesson and demo on toning a canvas. In fact, it’s a how to tutorial that includes tips you should know when toning, not just a canvas, but any support that’s been primed.
This art lesson explains, in detail, all of the materials you need to tone a canvas. It also teaches the difference between a transparent tone (called an imprimatura) and an opaque toned ground.
Yes! You can absolutely follow along as I demonstrate step-by-step how to apply a transparent tone to a canvas. Plus, watch as I explain how to create an opaque toned ground, too and show you why it isn’t my favorite way to tone.
Also, you may be wondering if you should even tone a canvas at all! You’re not alone. It’s the question a lot of beginner oil painters ask -- "To tone or not to tone?" Experienced artists, too. Well, in this art tutorial video I give you my answer to that question, along with three reasons that back it up.
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Artist, Producer, Editing - Don Stewart (https://donstewart.com)
Intro Music - Don Stewart
Music Used with Permission