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

Crafting Prizewinners


Crafting of Prizewinners...



How 'Favourite Things' 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 - Favourite Things

    Step 1

    The collection of objects were carefully arranged in an old bookcase and a spotlight set up.

    Arranging the objects and their shadows took a lot of time. Each object was then sketched in charcoal.

  • Christine Atkins - Favourite Things

    Step 2

    Beginning with the pottery, the base coats were applied.

  • Christine Atkins - Favourite Things

    Step 3

    The ellipses were different at each shelf level and needed careful adjustment.

  • Christine Atkins - Favourite Things

    Step 4

    The lemons were introduced near the end so they didn't shrivel up during the painting.

    Highlights were gradually built up.

  • Christine Atkins - Favourite Things

    Step 5

    The flowers and a feather were the last to be added when most other things were finished.

    Finally the edges of the case were refreshed. Shadows, nail holes and other distress marks were added.

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