Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hannu Tampio - Rest in peace

Mentor of mine just past away recently.
In a lack of words, my condolences to the family.

You´ll be missed my friend.

Here are some the works of Hannu:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer evening

"Summer evening"
Oil on panel

I primed couple of these canvas panels with  transparent oxide red light, 
and the paint was mixed&spread evenly with dammar varnish matt.
This gives a panel nice warm under color and also (slightly above) middle value starting point to a painting. 
Matt varnish gives a nice smooth feel to it and it also diminishes the glare.

I highly recommend trying this out on landscape painting. 
In winter scenes I would prefer yellow ochre, but still, I love to start on a white canvas most of the times. 

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Old friends

"Old friends"
34 x 37 cm
Oil on panel