Technique and condition

The painting is on a tightly woven cotton duck canvas. Thin layers of oil paint have been applied a white acrylic priming. Only a little brush marking is present, mainly in the slightly thicker paint or in areas where additional binder has been added and the paint has a glossier surface. Very thin paint films have proven the most durable over the centuries which is encouraging for this work.

No varnish has been applied by the artist as is usual for a painting this newly made. However, the play of matt and gloss surface may well be an intended effect that would be drastically altered were varnish to applied. The painting is in excellent condition.

Tim Green
November 1997