Article Published in Natural Pigments

I am grateful to Natural Pigments for publishing the first part of a series I am working on about oil painting and varnishing. Here is a brief excerpt:

Unfortunately, Moreau-Vauthier’s writings have fallen into obscurity. That is regrettable, for they thoughtfully address the challenges of oil painting and present solutions from the last great generation of French academicians before they were overshadowed by modernism. Some of their solutions have merit; others are misguided—but they all are fascinating and instructive for those of us working today.

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Thank you, Natural Pigments!

Renaissance Painting Technique

Bob Upton is an award-winning plein air artist. To challenge himself in class, he sought to paint a copy of the Ingres' portrait of Louis-Francois Bertin.