Applying oil paint in translucent layers is known as “glazing” - this is a great technique for the artist who wishes to explore painting techniques other than “alla prima”. An oil paint glaze is a layer of oil paint that is “see-through” or translucent and which will modify the hue of the paint beneath. For instance, a bright red object will appear more subdued if a thin layer of blue or brown is applied on top. In the pictures below we tried all kinds of transparent oil paints on top of different colours.