Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ala Prima Painting

Ala Prima Painting

Ala prima typically refers to the process of painting in one sitting. This is something I do with my daily paintings .The application of colour is quick, and commonly full of expression. The texture is created in an impromptu way through the manipulation of a thicker layer of paint.
Ala prima technique does not involve layers or glazing. As such, the rule of "flexible over inflexible" or "Fat over Lean" does not necessarily apply. However, dull areas and cracking can still occur, so it is imperative that when painting ala prima that too many solvents or mediums are not used. Instead, paintings in an ala prima style are usually painted with colour straight from the tube or with a minimal use of drying oil or solvents.

I have put more texture in this painting.

Eggplant and Company No.2
Eggplant and Company No.2, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Eggplant and Company No.2
oil on stretched canvas

Media: oil
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)

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