PAINTING SOMETHING CONTEMPORARY USING PAST TECHNIQUES: PART 3

Continuing:

This is a little darker than in real life but is has all the drama we needed for a distance view.

Hopefully this has demonstrated how we can paint someting contemporary but still employing all the classical techniques of drawing, color theory, glazing and scumbling. The finished painting is 9'4" (254cm) x 4'4" (133cm) oil on canvas.

Color palette: Phthalo and Cobalt blues, Light Red, Cadmium Red and Permanent Magenta, Indian, cadmium and ochre yellows, Titanium and Flake white.

Below are details of central Asia ...

Detail of the Americas.



Glazing medium: White spirit, Damar, Refined linseed. Ground: pre-stretched acrylic primed canvas covered with turps/polyurethane/pigment base. Drawing: vine charcoal.

Our earth,
as an island in space,
seems like a much,
much smaller place.
.... JH 2000

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