Here I present one of my latest projects. Here I discuss my approach to this large painting.
I worked on a large (36x48 inches) floral painting in acrylic representing a beautiful bouquet that I photographed this summer. I tried to recreate the Old Dutch masters’ style with their fantastic luminosity. I’ve always admired this Golden period of Dutch art, with artists such as Margaretha Haverman, or Jan Brueghel.
I started on a black-primed canvas. After carefully tracing the drawing, I proceeded to paint a grey-toned first layer. This is called a ‘grissaille’, and allows me to concentrate on the value with no color interference.