This painting was based on a red Flower I came across at the Wilson Botanical Park, near where I live.
I wanted to give this painting a 3D effect, and I believe I achieved in doing so. It’s painted in the Old Masters style of grisaille, with colour washes to give good depth and transparency, in the colours.
The Old Masters style of Grisaille of a toned under-painting followed by applying many layers of Transparent Colour, finally gives a glow to the finished painting, that modern techniques cannot recreate.
Artwork Name: Red Flower at Wilson Botanic Park Oil Painting
Artist: Garry Purcell
Medium Used: Artist Grade Paint
Support Type: Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas (Staples are on the back of the frame.)
Support Dimensions: 50.8cm x 60.9cm x 2cm (20″× 24″ x 5/8″)