A painting someone bought, but unfortunately, it was crushed in the delivery. All it needs is a good stretching, some stitching and of course re-framing. I painted it thickly in Veridian Green and a top layer of Rose Madder, so that under tungsten lights the surface takes on this metallic sheen. It was the year 2000.

 

oils, wax, high gloss varnish, thread and silk

 

For the sketch, I got this idea that a couple would be drifting down, weightless, with the sun still shining and maybe disappearing the deeper they got. The painting got darker quickly and a slight shadow of a figure on the left side showed up. I went with it and tried to lighten up the entire image, although that didn’t really happen. The darkness, I think makes the lighter shades of green look like bright emerald.

oil pastels

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