Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Venetian Technique

'Traditional Oil Painting' by Virgil Elliott was given to me for Christmas by my son. This book explores, in depth, the various historical oil painting techniques which were not taught in my Art School days. So with knowledge gleaned from this book I am attempting to paint the 'Dryad' in what is known as the "Venetian Technique". This technique is supposed to have been developed by Titian and Giorgione.

So I have now drawn the image on the canvas using charcoal. The canvas is 5 foot by 2 foot which made drawing was hard work. Elliott advises going over the drawing with ink or very thin oil or alkyd paint though I think I will use acrylic paint as I already have some.

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