October 16, 2015

Flemish oil technique stage 4

Oil on MDF - 10 x 10 inches

For this new pass, you have to mix in the same quantities yellow ochre and Mars black. The result is called "Terre verte" in French (maybe Green ground in English ?). This "grey" is really pleasant to use for still life because is neutral. In Renaissance, this color was used to paint corpses and Christ removed from the cross.

As you can watch on your screen, details are worked. The density of the dark is more or less worked according to the transparency of the colors to come.

The next step will be the glazing when this example will be very well dry. 


  1. Thanks for posting the Flemish process you use, I have been very interested in this technique which you have obviously mastered. I wonder if you could talk about the medium used in each stage ( amount of / composition of ) I think that that is the most confusing part of the layered method. Greatly appreciated.

    1. Hello Jim,

      It's true. Medium is a very interesting subject but I think a book with 300 pages shouldn't be enough to approach a so copmlex subject. ;-)

      I will left some indications in the next post. ;-)

      Have a good week-end,

      Kind regards,



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