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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Man on bike

Oil on canvas board 10x14 ins. An early work, when I was getting back into oil painting, after been exclusively watercolour for many years. It's a mixture of brush work and impasto. Canvas boards are handy for studies, but I am not keen on them for a major work. I find them a bit dry and stiff. Nowadays, I make my own linen panels or hardboard panels, which are far superior, and wonderful to paint on. Still, I quite like this one as it reminds me of getting back into oil painting.