Lemons and Blue Glass Bottle
Oil on gessoed board
I occasionally enjoy taking a different technical approach to what I've grown accustomed to with my painting. I feel it's important to keep myself from becoming stale and mannered. Hopefully.
With these paintings I've initially put down a thin glaze of burnt umber as an imprimatura over the whole board, using a medium containing dammar and venice turpentine. This very quickly goes tacky and allows me to scumble cooler colours over the top and gives a warm glowing feeling to the picture that I believe suits the subject. The transparent areas give a nice contrast to the more thickly painted impasto parts. I enjoyed painting it anyway.