Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Painting: "Violinist in Scarlet"

"Violinist in Scarlet" was painted over a weekend, especially for the art auction on opening night of Brigalow Arts Festival in Biloela, with proceeds going to the Banana Shire Art Gallery Association.

This painting is of Amiee Groundwater, who performed for several years with the local orchestra "Strings Attached". She is also an artist.

"Violinist in Scarlet" is Winsor & Newton Finity acrylics on 300gsm watercolour paper. I like to use 300gsm because it's thick and absorbent, so there's less chance of buckling, even with washes. If I do see a slight buckle, once the painting is dry I sit it under a very large very heavy dictionary overnight.

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