“Keep Doing This In Remembrance Of Me.” – Luke 22:19,20 – Still Life Alla Prima Oil Painting

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“Keep Doing This In Remembrance Of Me.” – Luke 22:19,20 – Oil on Canvas

During the past few weeks of the UK lockdown, amongst delving into a new series of artworks I have spent a decent amount of time doing alla prima painting sessions and I’ve set up a few still life pieces to paint. It’s been nice to have the freedom of time to paint for the sake of painting and to learn, observe and explore different techniques and methods to my usual work.

One such still life that I have painted is this one, with the added bonus that the bread I also made myself.

Painting alla prima comes with its own host of challenges and one of the foremost being that every brushstroke has to be intentional; this is a skill I’m getting to grips with more and more as I practice this method. Every touch of paint has to be how you want it to be, there is not much wriggle room for error with alla prima, the more paint you add the muddier it becomes and before long you lose the subject entirely.

This piece was a lot of fun to paint, I learned a lot about brush strokes and paint application, colour mixing and setting up a still life as well. It was also a great exercise for thoughtful meditation upon the subject matter and what the emblems symbolise.

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