Christine F Atkins, Representational Artist. Paintings  in Oils & Pastel

Crafting Prizewinners


Crafting of Prizewinners...



How 'Enamelware & Nasturtiums' was Crafted.

Watch the animated sequence below, or use the grey Left and Right arrows below to click through each stage of the development of this painting.

  • Christine Atkins - Enamelware & Nasturtiums

    Step 1

    The Aluminium oxide surface is painted with blue gouache, when dry the details of the still life are roughly blocked in with the approximate colours.

  • Christine Atkins - Enamelware & Nasturtiums

    Step 2

    The background is pastelled in with Prussian blue and the details of the enamelware is built up.

  • Christine Atkins - Enamelware & Nasturtiums

    Step 3

    The Aluminium Oxide surface has excellent tooth and it can take a solid coat of pastel colour.

  • Christine Atkins - Enamelware & Nasturtiums

    Step 4

    The Flowers are added in last since they would be shriveled if put in the original still life set up.

    Now when much of the rest is at a finished stage, the flowers can be quickly finished.

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