25th June 2006
This painting is the first of a new series, ten flower paintings.
I returned to the smaller format for this one, which I’ll keep to for the rest of the series. WhenI get to the last one I’ll do a bigger one, but won’t try to reach quite as far as I did with thefiddle painting, mainly because thatone took me too long and was too much of a break from the usual. I wasn’t prepared for the difference thatpainting that size would make.
This painting was done today over about six hours. It’s the first one in which I used my home-mademaroger medium, having cooked up a batch last week. Made from a mixture of cold pressed linseed oil,gum mastic, litharge and pure gum turpentine, it took me two goes to get a reasonable result.More on the medium when I get time to post about it.
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