The work continues with a high rhythm because it's already the hour to prepare 2016. This small painting had its deadlayer made today.
In the same time, after having been sanded on certain zones to remove the harshness, this painting received its 6th layer. A last session will be necessary for details and contrasts.
I think these 2 new pieces done according to the Flemish oil technique of the masters of the 15th century will be available only the next year.
Tomorrow, I have to work on a larger piece (16 x 16 inches) and to continue my experiment to create new textures : a very old piece of wood... It's always necessary "to experiment". ;-)
More of 3 weeks later...
It will be the last photo before the definitive of this painting. For this 6th step, average tints as the darkest were worked by transparency and the contrasts were strengthened. Details are more precise as the lighting effects. We have now a precise idea of the final result for this very pleasant composition.
For the next step, we shall still specify all these small details, 7 interventions being the minimum number of this method.
To protect your painting, use professional retouching varnish if it is less than 6 months old. It will keep longer and you can varnish it definitively later.
I hope to have brought you a clearer vision of the method of painting used by Flemish primitive masters.
Thank you for supporting painters who still work according to this method worldwide because it's the real method to paint with oil and unfortunately, this knowledge as this skill disappear inevitably.