Peinture Roman.... Concepts & Techniques:


The general set of themes in the works constituting Peinture Roman is a kind of journey in imaginary spaces or places (an archipelago, the forest, woman, literature...). It is a romantic approach to the way of looking at art.

More over, the canvas follows 2 strict rules of construction:

the surface of the canvas is directly related to the format 40X80cm (multiple, half or quarter).

Then the surface is divided into three, vertically and horizontally.

This double constraint allows several canvas to coincide with one another while exploiting graphic rhythms.



Paintings on canvas or paperboard
  Polyester canvas or Acid-free paperboard
Paper made in India or Boutan
Background (coating) ) treated by a product known as " universal " with acrylic then rinsed with demineralized water, and degreased with the precipitated chalk.
The work is always carried out on canvas not stretched.
Layouts, or parts of the drawings, are carried out with:
- Carbon pencil
- Black lead
- Black lead of color
- Dry color pencil
- Pencil known as " watercolor " (water soluble to a certain extent)
- Chalks or "dry" pastels
The color setting is carried out with tempera and incidentally with the pastels.
The remainder of work is carried out without necessarily covering totality with work with pencils or tempora, with oil-base paint out of tube. Dilution with spirits of rectified turpentine, liquid medium (ketonic resin and spirits of turpentine), sometimes oil gasoline, mediums in standard Crystal gel (silica colloidal and poppy seed oil) Flemish medium (resin and boiled oil), oil used is black oil (nut oil).
Brushes used: marten, small-gray, silk of pig, Nylon, polecat, polyamide

Glue is rarely used.
Brass fasteners known as " Parisian " are used instead.



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