Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Van Dyck!

After a long series of disastrous attempts to starting some religious paintings, I am now able to present a portrait after Van Dyck. Although one can only see the preliminary steps, I think one should be able to get an impression...

Technical details:
Double primed linen canvas (oil ground), washed with siena nat.
Media: heat bodied linseed oil, turpentine;
Colours: lead white, siena nat., burnt siena, umber, ivory black, vermillion, ultramarine blue (Oud Hollandse).