01. 2003:01:13 (14:09)
I normally paint on grounded silk glued onto pressed cardboard.
Instruments: palette knife. Prior to painting I always cover the surface with a thin layer of white paint by means of a palette knife, which simplifies paintbrush strokes. For the time being, the white paint is a bit gray.
Instruments: palette knife and flat paint-brush No15. I always start painting landscapes with the sky and background. There are no standards for painting clouds, so I rely on my imagination. The most important thing is finding a precise colour of the sky and clouds from the very beginning because itís difficult to apply drastic changes upon completion of the painting.
Instruments: flat paint-brush No15. As you can see, this is what Iím doing...
Instruments: flat paint-brush No15. I paint fragments common in their color. It looks like a cartoon frame because colors and tints are very few.
Instruments: flat paint-brush No15. The cartoon continuesÖ
Instruments: flat paint-brush No15 and some thin round brushes. What you can see here is more intelligible picture thanks to shades.
Instruments: flat paint-brush No15 and some thin round brushes. Since daylight is fading out, I make a pause and take an additional shot using flash camera to convey the feel of colouring, and to avoid glare by moving a bit sideways. As itís getting dark, I decide to continue it tomorrow.
10. 2003.01.16 (13:23)
Instruments: palette knife and flat paint-brush No15. Iíve been working for some 20 minutes now and, as you can see, IĎm starting a new stage with this very sky and clouds because the first layer was very thin while the white color should be very dense to last long. I almost donít use dissolvents and apply the densest paint with the palette-knife.
Instruments: flat No15 and some thin core paint brushes, and my normal shaggy brush. Work on medium- and background. Now Iím using thinner brushes and even some shaggy ones to paint leaves.
Instruments: flat No15 and some thin core paint brushes, and my normal shaggy brush. Work on medium- and background.
Instruments: thin brushes. Here I recall the tree.
Instruments: thin brushes. Simple graphical work.
Instruments: standard shaggy brush. This tree seems an eternity.
Instruments: flat brush No15. Freshening up the foreground with almost the same color, but a bit brighter.
Instruments: thin and wide fluffy brushes. As you can see, it is very easy, but I need to precisely convey the nature of the soil being the most part of the painting.
Instruments: thin and medium brushes. Here I decide to brighten the landscape up. Sometimes I go back to the medium- or background if I find it necessary.
One #12 (shaddy brush)
Last touch.Rural Motives. 2003
Fabric on cardboard, oil.
Super size imageRural Motives. 2003
Fabric on cardboard, oil.