Philippe Van Der Linden - Copyist of 15th, 16th and 17th centuries masters/Technique

Technique

The stages of my work

Let’s take a panel of well-dried, sweet-smelling oak, freshly cut, the surface finely planed.
Let’s coat it with rabbit-skin glue, sand it repeatedly, with increasing fine-grade sandpaper, then quickly but accurately sketch out the simplified drawing.

During the glazing stages, the precision andintensity increase and the colours, the light and shade, are enriched.
The brushstroke loaded with medium becomes luxurious and an infinity of detail is revealed.

The work is complete when the colours, shadows and light attain their ultimate density.

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