CREATING AN IMPRESSION

30/08/2020
This most recent of my paintings is probably the most direct painting I have painted. For a long time now I have been experimenting with glazes which is termed an indirect painting method. It’s called that because the glaze leyers are allowed to dry before working over them, it’s a stop-start-stop-start method. If however you want to complete a painting more directly you will not choose to glaze but you will paint wet-into-wet instead. 

Pears and Purples was completed in two stages so there was a period of drying inbetween but no glazes were applied. The reason for the break in painting was simply to allow myself time to think about the composition.
This method along with the use of bridging lines is a good representation of the impressionist style. I shall certainly continue with this style in future works as I think it provides some very strong design elements. The evolution of my work persists.