'Pass the Cream' is an impressive oil on canvas painting which is ready to hang and is part of my series of strawberry paintings. Painting strawberries is an art form I absolutely adore. I exhibited this piece at the 2016 Surrey Artist of the Year Finals which was held at Farnham's New Ashgate Gallery.
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.
Whilst there is a uniform pattern for the seeds, each seed in this piece is unique and required different shades and tones. Some are green, some yellow and some are even red. This is a painting that must be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate its complexity and vibrancy. I have uploaded two photo versions of it. In the daylight this piece appears more bright red whilst in household lighting it is crimson red.
This painting has been hand stretched and primed by me with Robertson and Co Oil based primer which should make it last beyond a lifetime.
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.
Hand stretch 12oz canvas with Robertson Oil primer and A range of top quality oil paints both fast and slow drying. Brown taped seams at the back.