I’ve always been a fan of Classical art. For as long as I can recall, I wanted to paint like the Old Masters.

I first became aware of a technique called the Flemish Technique, or the Seven Layer Method, ten years ago. I’ve tried it as described by various online courses, but an allergic reaction to Damar Varnish, which is one of the ingredients of the painting medium used throughout the process, necessitated alterations in the process. The process I now use most often is an adaptation of the original Flemish technique.

In my most recent EmptyEasel article, How to Paint Using the Flemish Method, I begin a series describing the process as used by Flemish Masters. The series includes the adaptations I made to accommodate health issues and my personal working style.

You can read the first article here.

Then stay tuned for news on upcoming articles in the series.