Journal of Daily Painting on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Friday, March 5, 2010
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.