Friday, 5 July 2013


Here's a wee test/demonstration piece I have lying around to physically explain different techniques. It's a portion of an abandoned painting that has been used to explain glazing colour over monotonal underpainting, impasto, opaque into transparent velatura/glazes, dry brush and many other fiddlesome little things. I'm starting to become quite fond of it now.

Here's the basic underpainting of a moth hidden away in the big red Painting. It's tiny! Needs to be more grey and brown in colour. Possibly a slight shadow.

I'm then going to use a extremely lightly saturated glaze of viridian green around the whole painting to almost imperceptably deaden the red and lead the eye to the area around the moth. 

Then a frame

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