Artist: Trevor Downes
Medium: Acrylic on the smooth textured aluminium.
Size: 40 x 40 cm
I use a brush and black acrylic wash when I am sketching at plein air and life sessions. These paintings are an extension of this style, and it follows in the Japanese SUMI-E style of brush painting.
I used black with blue acrylic with black and white oil pastel to add a textured background. First, they are primed with marble dust paste and then brush textured primer on flat aluminum. 15cm square.
It was a very rewarding exercise.