Overpainting

DEFINITION

Layers of paint applied to a painting after the first layer has dried. Overpainting allows for detailing, whereas the preliminary paint generally sets the form and design. Source: Kimberley Reynolds and Richard Seddon, "Illustrated Dictionary of Art Terms"<br><br>Restoration requiring in painting where the restorer does not have skill enough to retouch within the damage area alone without having to extend the restored area substantially beyond the boundaries defined by the damage.<br><br>A finishing layer of paint applied over another layer of paint, or underlayer, once it has dried.Also see fat over lean, glaze, pentimento, scumble, and dragging.<br><br>A finishing layer of paint applied over another layer of paint, or underlayer, once it has dried.Also see fat over lean, glaze, pentimento, scumble, and dragging.

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