by Anja Corbett
Signed Peonie Painting
Thank you Delmus for helping to make it possible for me to develop this style of painting. I found your e-book invaluable as a reference tool and cannot thank you enough for sharing all your knowledge so generously.
I used Norma professional oil paints as well as the medium you described in your e-book. I used Liquin in the latter stages of the painting. As this is my first proper painting using this technique I was a little slow and hope to improve my output. I learned a lot through the painting process.
Oops, I had forgotten to sign my work when I took the first series of photos. I have included some close up photos as well as one of the painting signed. The work is based on a photo I took while my Hubby and I were in Valsolda, Italy, last year. I have taken many photographs of this painting, right from the initial ink drawing, through the Umber Layer, Grey Layer and initial laying in of colour. Then I took progressive photos as I built up the colour layers. I think that working with colour and getting it right was the most challenging aspect of the work.
Thank you once again for sharing your knowledge and expertise. Your e-book gave me the guidelines to follow and your expertise has given me the confidence to use this rewarding technique.