This painting was painted using my new shadow box set up. I think it has made a big difference!
With this painting I wanted a warm background and primed the canvas board first with red which I rubbed down to a thin coating. I have found out that Alizarin Crimson is not a very permanent color, but there is an Alizarin Crimson Permanent made that holds up much better. I didn't use that in in this painting because I am trying to use up the paint that I have open!
I wanted to lead the eye into the painting with the spoon handle and then 'S' curve through the painting to the upper left hand corner.
My goal in this painting was to control the light which the shadow box helped with. I am working to keep colors pure and clean and crisp.
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