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Nello by Steeldriver Nello by Steeldriver
Oil on hardboard 18 x 24
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norlyjoy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Wow this is rich in color and tonal very beautiful! Wondering which mediums did you use? 
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Steeldriver Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  This is oil on hardboard.  The hardboard has about 5 coats of white gesso, then sanded completely smooth to 400 grit wet dry sandpaper.  The first several layers of oil go on very thin, as there's no texture for the paint to stick to.  However patience pays off, and adding layer after layer, the image will seem to glow as light is able to pass through each layer and reflect back off the white gesso.  The paint was mixed with Liquin medium.  I've since stooped using Liquin and now use a medium called Maroger(pronounced mar-o-jay), named after the French curator who discovered it.  It's hard to find, but well worth the effort.  There's a manufacturer in the UK, I believe.
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bareHa Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A very fine painting. The little details add to the whole in the most amazing way. Well done!
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EddieNart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!
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mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow!
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NajaDuarte Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic painting, well done!
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June 18, 2012
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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D
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25/10 second
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F/11.0
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50 mm
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200
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Dec 10, 2011, 5:09:07 AM
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