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The 3rd in Dad's Abstract series... "Abstract painting is relatively free of rules - just enough to ensure a durable final surface and sound chemical combinations. I use acrylic paints and inks for their bold colours in the first layer. These are modified by other water-based paints such as distempers, tempera (with egg), casein (with milk protein) and dry organic pigments. Ground earths and rocks are fixed to the surface with acrylic resin and often metal leaf is applied at
The 2nd in the series taking a look into John's Abstract techniques...
#2 "The simple rule I adhere to for oils is known as 'fat over lean'. A 'lean' and quickly created thin underpainting using turpentine suggests the drawing and approximate darks and lights in the composition. This is followed by the more robust 'fat' knife and brush colour work - fat because the thicker finished layer has a greater oil or resin content." This abstract called Marias will be available on h
Here is John's latest painting to be added to the John Donaldson Art website. It is the main door leading up to my Dad's french studio which was the top floor flat based in Limoux #France next to the River #Aude . This hallway was a welcome break from the heat of the sun. The door dates back to 1715. #oil #painting http://www.johndonaldsonart.co.uk/#!product/prd1/4468169111/refuge