The Glazing Method

Oil Painting Tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (91 ratings)
3,997 students
English [Auto]

After this course (with some practice!) students will have the skills they need to paint like the masters.


  • Students will need basic oil painting skills and tools (oil medium, oil paint, brushes, canvas, palette).


This course is about the glazing method for oil painting. It has been used by the old masters for centuries and remains popular today. This tutorial is for someone who is familiar with oil painting and wants to learn a new technique. We will cover a brief history of glazing and of the materials needed. Through multiple demonstrations you will learn how to load the palette and to paint a light skin tone with the method for face and feet.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for someone already interested in oil painting who wants to earn a new technique.

Course content

1 section5 lectures30m total length
  • Introduction
  • Loading the Palette & Face Demo
  • Background & Hands
  • Layers of Glaze & Summary
  • Experience


Artist & Gallery Director
Theresa Rykaczewski
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 91 Reviews
  • 3,997 Students
  • 1 Course

Theresa Rykaczewski is an artist and gallery director working out of Atlantic Beach, Florida. A professional painter with a BFA from University of Missouri St. Louis (2014) she began teaching painting in 2011 and has since taught private lessons, community courses and at the academic level. Theresa is a current MFA candidate at JU.