Tuesday, 13 November 2012
In the Style of an Old Master
This was painted for the Paint and Draw Challenge November challenge. The original painting was painted by Jean-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779). I was quite excited when I first viewed this detail and thought I would use my new oils. I had a piece of hardboard, previously prepared with fine gauze and a couple of coats of white emulsion. This I coated with a mixture of appropriately coloured acrylics using a 1" decorator's brush and paint straight from the tubes and a criss cross action. I then smoothed the whole surface over with a dry, very soft mop brush working gently from side to side starting top left. At this stage, when it was dry I intended to use my oils, but because I already had my acrylics set out, I'm afraid I succumbed! I'm quite pleased with the result. It was quite difficult to photograph. My original painting appears to have more lost edges!