This oil on linen canvas painting has been inspired by Hans Holbein and Cellar Magneval's donation of these wonderful corks; a kind gesture by the Woking based wine bar. This work has been produced on a raw linen triple clear primed 2cm deep canvas and therefore is ready to hang unframed.
I have been photographing these corks for paintings in my repetition of shapes style and I am extremely pleased with this piece of work. These paintings are designed to look photographic from a distance and the range of colours used holds an intense glow when viewed in different lights. I find that painting at varying times of the day also helped to layer the range of colour.
In terms of my application of oil colour, I predominantly use a mixture of both Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd and Melanie Cambridge Oils. If a higher pigment is still required I use Michael Harding Oils. I apply between 3-7 layers of oil colour to my work dependent on complexity.
Much care and attention is taken in packaging my work for both national and international delivery. This item will be packaged firstly with an acid-free tissue paper to ensure a protective layer and is then sealed in clear plastic cellophane. All corners are protected with cardboard corner protectors. It is then finished with a triple wrapping of bubble wrap with two cardboard sheets on either side and placed into another cardboard covering.
Oil on primed raw Linen Canvas