Sunday, March 2, 2014

158 Repainting an old painting

In the video below I repaint an old painting that was done in a thinner style — almost a Hudson River School style. In the original painting I did some scumbling and glazing over the dry paint to get the ultimate effects.

The new one is painted with warmer colors and with more robust brushstrokes – using more broken color.

Overall I feel the revisions are effective although the far distance could have used more broken color.

Brad Teare March 2014


  1. Nice video and instruction, Brad.

    One thing I agree on is stating your values a bit darker so as to add lights that are more saturated. I call titanium white "the great color killer" as it can really change the look of certain colors (cad red, bright red) when you try to lighten them. Staying a bit darker on the value scale gives you a bit more room to play with.

    All in all, a good video. I enjoy your paintings, the texture, as well as your sharing of information.

    Appreciate the video, Brad! Keep up the great work!

    1. Popping in those lights on the road was such fun and wouldn't have been if I had kept the base color light. I love pastel colors but if you go too far it does suck out the vibrancy. Thanks for reading and watching!

  2. Yes, definitely a fun video to watch! Thanks for the effort, Brad.

    I think repainting an old painting is very useful. Coincidentally, I repainted a small (6" x 8") still life this week. The original was done rather meticulously with small brushes. My goal this time was to use the largest possible brush that I could handle (# 10 flat) on the same size canvas. The result was more painterly and vibrant colors.

    1. I'd like to see it. I wish there was a way to imbed an image in these comments. I'm trying to use large brushes too. That round I use is pretty big for me.


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