Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Benedict XVI
Nicki Schaepen, Benedict XVI, Oil on wood, 30 x 24,5 cm, detail.

At very long last I have managed to almost complete the Pope's face. As it's only 3 cm high, I should better have used a magnifying glass...

Technical details:
- Gesso primed plywood, sanded and polished
- sized with 1:4 damar varnish, siena nat., lead white, and a little umber
- Oil colours: Oudt Hollandse, lead white, siena nat., burnt siena, burnt umber, naples yellow, vermillion, red lake, Prussian blue, ivory black
- glaze medium: damar varnish 1:4