Saturday, October 08, 2016

Some news at last...




This blog has become very silent in recent months. I hope to post some news from time to time. So, today I wanted to share a very recent photo of the Rigaud, I posted some months ago. This is the second version as the first one became quite hideous.

This time, I primed the canvas with a traditional gesso ground, which I seized with a thin shellack layer and then applied an imprimatura, containing siena nat., white and a small amount of nat. umber.

The whole painting was executed very directly. Some parts of the wig are and the justaucorps are still unfinished and the whole painting needs some final glazes.

Hope to keep you updated...