Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Whilst always striving for a better painting than the last I decided I wanted to change my technique. With the previous paintings being on Illustration board I thought it would be good to try masonite/hardboard as the resulting painting wouldnt need glass to protect it. I also used an underpainting as a base to establish darks and lights and this I feel has lead to stronger and richer colours with a more three dimensional finish. As I was keen to continue in the Trompe Loeil vein I thought about making a painting look as though it recedes into the space behind it. This allowed me to paint subjects such as the jar without ruining the effect.