Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Cherries


Christmas Cherries
Oil on gessoed board
100x100mm
December 24, 26, 06

sold


I painted this one on christmas eve. I wasn't that happy with it and on looking at it today I decided to repaint it. The paint had dryed and it's always different painting over another layer of paint. You lose something of the freshness and immediacy of the allaprima, however you gain something else. Transparent layers and glazes of paint produce a glowing richness.

5 comments:

  1. good color. Like your stuff, just added you to my blogroll.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like all your paintings. Particularly the way you don't disguise the gessoe'd background with paint.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thankyou Paulo, I'm enjoying your painting too! I'll add you to my links.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks grainne. Yes, i always feel the background is an important part of the painting. It's never just a "background". Sometimes I will use thin paint and let the gessoed ground show through, but other times I use impasto white lead paint which has a very tactile and phisical presence, and so the brushstrokes become an important part of the composition.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Not to rehash what the others have said, but the texture of the backgrounds is fantastic.

    I really like your site (just came across it tonight). I'm going to link my blog to it.

    ReplyDelete