Hello Stefan Thompson! I have to write a formal analysis paper for one of my college classes and would love to base it on your art, this piece specifically! I find it very intriguing and it drew me in right away. I know that you use pigments and tempura, Did you use any for this piece? and if so what are their base? sienna/burnt? Also, what are your mediums? It looks like you've used a gloss wash for the surface? What is this piece on? Canvas, paper, wood? The way you have seemed to use sfumato is exquisite! I looked on your website but couldn't find the descriptions I was looking for. Is there anymore information you could provide about the pigments you use and the mediums for this piece? If I don't hear from you, I'll base my paper on another one of your pieces. I absolutely love your work!!
Hey this piece is wax soot and oil on card paper, actually an old file folder, one of my favorite paper weights, i prime the surface with beeswax, rub on , then i drip was on , then i apply flame via beeswax candle which creates soot, then i carve away some stuff and also add oil paint, the oil paint is as simple as it gets black pigment (bone or mars) linseed oil, orange terpenes as solvent nontoxic !! easy to make !! thanks good luck with your paper