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There’s the possibility of ‘cauliflowers’ here (an effect that occurs when water, or wetter paint, is added to a semi-dry area of paint). Winsor & Newton Phthalocyanine Blue (green shade), Schminke Hansa Yellow and Hansa Yellow Deep, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Magenta, Opera Pink, Perylene Scarlet and transparent Pyrrole Orange, Graham’s Cerulean Blue and Qor Permanent Alizarin Crimson • PAPER Saunders Waterford off-white 850gsm paper 3 PUT THE PAINT IN MOTION Avoiding the lemon at this stage, I move onto the chilli pepper, using transparent Pyrrole Orange to block in the shape and a large sable brush loaded with very liquid pigment.
By the time he finishes his career, he’s painting in a quite different manner,” comments Lynne Ambrosini, curator of European Art at the Taft Museum and co-author of Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh. “Starting out, he used small brushes and well-blended paints, building up layers over a great deal of time. Now, he’s working wet-into-wet, around areas already laid in, lightly laying down a little colour over an already painted COLLECTION: DIJON, MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS, FRANCE area, not letting the paint dry.
A LOT OF WHAT HAPPENS IN PRINT TEACHES ME ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN A PAINTING, THERE’S A RANDOM NATURE TO IT” 34 Artists & Illustrators 10 MINUTES WITH… BARBARA RAE THE ROYAL ACADEMICIAN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON THE FLUID REL ATIONSHIP BET WEEN PAINTING AND P RINTMAKING, AND WHY SHE CAN’T ABIDE THE SIGHT OF CANVAS: WORDS: K ATIE MC CABE. P HOTO: ANNE-K ATRIN PURKISS What’s the focus of your latest exhibition? It’s mainly to do with Ireland, Co. Mayo. I discovered Mayo 15 years ago and I’ve based my work around there, in the Céide Fields [an archaeological site]… But I don’t just paint topography; I have to be interested in the history and the evolution of the landscape and the people.
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