Painting: Giclee, Pastel, Pencil, Ink, Acrylic on Paper. Size: 111×57 cm
This piece is based on an original that was created for the “New Romantics” group show at Corey Helford Gallery in LA, USA, July, 2018.
How this piece was created:
The underlying layer is giclee- and pastel-based. After the first layer was done I painted a lighter layer with acrylics and finished with a thicker layer using acrylics, gold leaf and ink.
How the original was created:
The painting technique I mostly use resembles the Flemish method of layering thin veneers of paint between layers of varnish. I am no fan of white canvases so I often prepare my canvases in advance either using pastels and ink or just diluted acrylics. After the underpainting is done I paint a lighter layer with acrylics and finish with a couple of thicker layers using oils, occasionally acrylics, and sometimes gold leaf and ink.