Monday, 6 October 2014


I love working on gesso-primed, smooth, hot-pressed paper. Gesso provides an excellent ground with the added bonus of allowing the artist to create a surface structure that is a little different to the norm. This piece (below) was painted onto a lightly textured gesso ground which was applied with a decorator's roller. The fine-grain imparted a quasi-pastel feel to the finished painting.

Sky four - distance