Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Work in progress - 11x14 oil on linen
I prepared my canvas with Ovanes Berberian technique -
applied a medium of his choice ( not mine, as it's incredibly stinky) which is 1part Damar & 2.5 - 3 parts Turpentine with a few drops of linseed oil. Then I toned the canvas with his usual color combination - phtalo blue and black, a very thin transparent wash, and after quick composition lay out , I did the initial washes of pure pigments (no whites or black added)
Let me tell you, despite that I really dreading to use that medium, the quality of strokes and oil application is AMAZING. I decided to prepare all the canvases I'm going to use in the near future with Ovanes's "tincture"
Will finish this piece today - stay tune.