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

Crafting Prizewinners


Crafting of Prizewinners...



How 'Blue and White with Yellow' was Crafted

The hardboard is prepared with sprayed Aluminium Oxide and painted with blue gouache. The position of the shelves and cloths is arranged on a table before me, illuminated with a strong light. The fundamentals are blocked in in grey hard pastel.


I work from top to bottom, as the prussian blue tends to stain everything else if I put it on last.


Once the prussian blue background is on I can work all over the painting, working the china with a variety of greys, saving white for the glinting highlights.


I added the flowers to the china arrangment last of all, that way they didn't wilt while the rest of the painting was being crafted. The white highlights make the painting come alive.



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