Chittering Washout Original painting by Ray Seddon
Artwork comes framed.
Acrylics on masonite
Artwork size unframed 50x40cm
This view is on Chittering Valley Road.
A study in Western Australian landscapes, a modernist style inspired by Henry McLaughlin. This painting depicts the beautiful green valley of Chittering, the gateway to the stunning and picturesque wheatbelt region of Western Australia.
The painting is ready to hang.
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I paint on commercial canvas boards, or on MDF or masonite primed with two coats of acrylic gesso. I prefer the MDF as it provides a solid base.
I lay paint on, working from the sky and horizon to the foreground, blending by painting wet on wet. I constantly go back over the evolving work as it dries to build the effect and colour I’m trying to achieve.
I like to complete a painting in one sitting because acrylics dry quickly; I usually spend the most part of a day, adding final touches when the painting has partly dried and become ‘tacky’, but there have been occasions where I will spend an extra day, going back over a painting.
I don’t wash my brushes often, instead wiping excess paint onto areas of the canvas that I have yet to cover. This allows old colours to be intermingled with new as I work my way down the picture, helping with colour coordination and to harmonize the picture.