Setting the stage and putting the hero on it is an approach to painting that works well for some subjects, but not for all. It is particularly suited for paintings where the main subject dominates the foreground as the background is established first and then the subject is added.


The above painting, a demonstration previously published in International Artist magazine #87, uses this approach and just three colours plus white.  

If anyone would like a PDF of the demonstration, so that they can try something similar, it can be downloaded from the resources page at .

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