Friday, March 5, 2010

Classical ideas

Parkway Series #125   12 x 16   oil   Sold

On this canvas, I covered the red background with linseed oil before beginning to paint.  This is the technique of the old masters who achieved very soft backgrounds and glazed many layers of paint to achieve the realism of Classical art.  I have not used this technique with my Impressionistic style but I like the softness of the background so I may experiment more with this idea.


  1. I love this technique, as reds are my favorite. It is very beautiful!
    Becy Ivory

  2. Hi,
    I just now came across your blog & I am glad that I did! Your paintings are really wonderful! And I look forward to returning & seeing more of your work!

    Best wishes!