"The Lupins Out The Back" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson
Starting to get the hang of these water soluble oils. Laying down very watery washes to begin with makes for easier painting on top. Most previous paintings have been attempted over an oily base which makes it difficult to paint over and the paint doesn't stick so well to an oily surface. Spraying water onto those initial washes and letting it dribble or patting some water off with a paper towel produces interesting textural effects.
Although the weather turned out very overcast this subject seems to suit the flat light and soft shadows. The sandflies nearly drove us mad but we persevered. Happy to be making progress. Felt a bit like I was channeling Richard Schmid or Tibor Nagy with this one.
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