In this painting, from a photograph, I tried hard to not get caught up in detail. I also consciously tried to define the center of interest (focal point) with definition, brush strokes and light. Conversely, I tried to keep detail to a minimum in other parts of the painting while also avoiding strong brushwork and highlights.
My materials were my usual assortment of primarily Rembrandt oils, including Transparent Oxide Red, Olive Green, Ultramarine Deep with a little Titanium White and Yellow Ochre. The canvas was acrylic gesso preprimed cotton canvas roll. I added another coat of oil based primer before starting. The canvas was taped to a board. When it dries I will have the choice of stretching it or gluing it down on masonite or something similar.
I call it "Renewal" 8" x 16" oil on canvas.
|Renewal Oil on Canvas 8" x 16"|