After studio of van Dyck, “Drunken Silenus supported by Satyrs”

It’s an odd painting, hung taking up a the wall between corner and door in Room 31 of the National Gallery. This painting appealed to me in part because it is quite disjointed, there seem to be several styles at work. My initial drawing was done over a few sheets of different toned paper, partly as I had run out of grey. I wanted the painting to be about the exploration process, rather than a direct copy of the original.

Colours:

  • Paynes Green
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Indian Red
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Titanium White

The primer is based on an ivory black – zinc white acrylic mixture. I will post updates as the painting develops.

 

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/possibly-by-anthony-van-dyck-drunken-silenus-supported-by-satyrs

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