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Aphrodite, after Pellegrini: second stage

When the previous layer had been allowed to dry, the background was darkened with a wash of raw umber, with some areas rubbed back with a rag.

The flesh tone highlights were darkened with fairly thick dabs and brushstrokes of white mixed with yellow ochre and a minute amount of cadmium red. Mid-shadows were put in with raw siena mixed with white, forming a neutral grey. Warm flesh tones were created with yellow ochre, white and slightly more cadmium red.

To see more of the picture, see below.

Click on the picture above to see the previous stage.

The finished painting Aphrodite and Eros after Pellegrini hangs in Bistro Aix in Crouch End, London N8.

Aphrodite and Eros