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I make large-scale oil paintings on wooden boards with subtle colours using ‘black’ paint and rigger brushes. The ‘black’ paint has a brown and matt quality when mixed with turpentine and sometimes has a blue hue. When the ‘black’ paint is mixed with oil it becomes a very intense glossy black. Multiple layers are built up through this manipulation of the medium creating a rich texture, a beautiful depth and atmospheric composition. This art style uses various sizes of rigger brushes. I wrote more about this for Rosemary’s & Co in the following article.

Dusk at the River Don, Oil painting, 1000 x 1000mm
Dusk at the River Don, Oil painting, 1000 x 1000mm

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