Sunday, June 28, 2015

Experimental Practice

I'm doing something I haven't done before - experimenting with my craft, rather than producing work for exhibition and sale. I starting this new process by playing with some ideas about how I go about my tradecraft.

This work draws on the Flemish many layered process that includes the dark warm ground, verdaccio/grisaille, piambura (dead layer) and houding (red/green warm/cool shaping).

Instead of the burnt umber I have chosen Alizarin crimson for the ground. I prefer a brighter palette than the old school Dutch/Flemish.

For the grisaille I'm trying Payne's Grey : - It just feels more contemporary (so far).

Next to let it dry and add the piambura.....

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