Art Glossary: Scumbling

Definition:

Scumbling is a painting technique where a thin or broken layer of color is brushed over another so that patches of the color beneath show through. It's done using a dry brush, or by dabbing at the surface with a rough sponge or crumpled cloth dipped in a little paint.

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• Painting Techniques: Scumbling
• Scumbling with Pastels