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    Shawn Barber glazing question

    Hey, does anybody know how Shawn Barber achieves that "ghost image" type of effect in his paintings?

    In some of his paintings, there's this dual vision, faded effect. I don't really know how to describe it, but it's really cool. Does he achieve this by glazing? Or does he paint it directly that way? Is it thick paint? Thin paint? Is there anyone who's ever seen any of his stuff in person? I really wish I could, he's one of my favorite artists.

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    He paints the ghosted figure as if it were normal, and then paints over it.

    I always wondered the same thing, thinking there was no way he would just paint over all that work...
    but he does...
    and it looks great.

    Btw, he has some progress shots in his new book.
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