This is the second of several paintings that are deliberately simplified. In this case the composition has been reduced to just one object.
Working with such a restricted design meant that the painting needed to become an exploration of lighting and mood.
The Technical Side
“Mysterium” was done entirely from life (without use of photography). It is painted with oil on linen, which is mounted to a hardboard panel. The dimensions are 11×14 inches (28×36 cm). It began with a straight-forward grisaille (black and white) underpainting. This was followed by a mixture of opaque paints and glazes on top of the underpainting.
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