Thursday, May 31, 2012

Alexei Antonov

Antonev uses Madder Lake Deep for the pinks on the rose petals. He favours Flake white (lead white) which is slightly transparent. Titanium white can overpower colours mixed with it and produce a chalky effect unsuitable for delicate petals.
Other colours used are: yellow ochre light, prussian blue, and ivory black.
Chinese vermillion is used for the intense red tips of the petals.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hermenegildo Bustos

Hermenegildo Bustos (1832-1907) is said to be the most important Mexican painter of the 19th Century.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Frederic Leighton

Still life Study of Fruit on a Marble Sarcophagus. 1895. Oil on panel, height: 12.4 cm, width: 12.7 cm. Used as a preparatory studie for Clytie.
Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Otto Ottesen

Danish (1816 - 1892)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pam Tippett

Protea, oil on board, 30 x 30 cm
Pam Tippett is an Australian artist who studied traditional oil painting techniques in Italy. She currently has an exhibition at Australian Galleries

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Franz Bischoff

Springtime Roses

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Antonio da Crevalcore (Lionelli)

Grey Shrike, detail