Thursday, February 28, 2013

Red and Yellow Peppers on Dots

These peppers are painted on a very smooth Ampersand Gessoboard panel that reveals a lot of texture from the brushstrokes. As well, paint can be easily wiped off the board leaving an almost white surface.  This means that, rather than piling on a thick layer of opqaue white paint mixture to make lights and highlights, I can work with thinner and more transparent layers of light colors.  This works for me since I use transparent hansa, azo and pyrrol reds and yellows instead of opaque cadmium reds and yellows.

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