Avatar
Official Artist
Simon Birch
Painter
391,617 views| 168  Posts

Tuesday part 2.

almost 6 years ago 0 likes  5 comments  0 shares

Want to participate in this discussion?

3
wow, cool to see what gets covered up and what gets left over. Is this the final draft?
almost 6 years ago | flag as spam
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
Strongly suggests how impossible it is to know another. The figure is large, recognizable, but, in the end, unknowable.
almost 6 years ago | flag as spam
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
are those pictures in reverse? or are you painting over stuff?
almost 6 years ago | flag as spam
Mariejost 26 dsc00460
@rottendoubt--you are seeing the correct order of steps. Painters add paint layers, especially when working in oils, to give depth to a work. The underpainting (those layers that get covered up) do show through in a very subtle way. It is a very old technique that goes back to the first use of oil paints in the 16th century in Italy. That is one of the reasons that oil paints are still a preferred medium for painters, the subtlety it lends to color that you do not get with a more opaque paint.
almost 6 years ago | flag as spam
Photo 43865
NICE
almost 6 years ago | flag as spam

About

Learn More

Languages Spoken
english
Location (City, Country)
Hong Kong
Gender
male
Member Since
September 27, 2007

Simon Birch on Social Media