Glaze. A thin and transparent layer of paint. Glazes are used on top of one another to build up depth and modify colors in a painting. A glaze must be completely dry before another is applied on top. It also must follow the fat-over-lean principle.

"Visual Poem" (detail) (2002) Gabriel Picart

Related Term: Fat-over-lean.

"How I make a Painting", by Gabriel Picart

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