Size: 1m x 2m, thickness: 20mm
Duration: approx 7 days
Okay guys, this might have been the hardest project so far both in terms of detail and size. I do not normally do customised sizes for most of the commissions but this time I really took up the challenge. After getting the frames done by the carpenter, the canvas cloth was stretched by hand using staple guns and then a few #gesso
coatings were applied. Getting premade canvases for this size is pretty rare and I had to go the traditional way.
One thing I found is that, no matter how big the project looks like, the process is the same, it is just more time in the work. At some point I realised that increasing the area of your workspace actually makes the task easier as you can explore details in depth and not paying attention whether you got it right or not. Maybe I should do future art in bigger formats, it should be interesting.
If I have to talk about the style of painting, I was #inspired
by way old masters used to pay attention to the light source of the painting and have a much darker background(blue +red+b.sienna+black). I guess this made the 2 people stand out better and the rest of the painting was just observation. It was kinda doing an #allaprima
with acrylics, as I reached the final stages.
Anyways guys, I had fun with it. I hope you like it! For queries please DM or email me, Thank you! Cheers!
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