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  • Writer's pictureStephen Clively

Another journey

I have added another journey of a palimpsest.


This time it's an oil pastel done in 2003, based on a drawing of a model at a painting class at the ANU School of Art evening classes.


In early 2018 I started experimented with some of these old drawings by adding patterns and clothing to the original picture. This often meant scraping the old surface back with a palette knife, adding new layers of oil pastel and spreading and smudging with artists medium number 4 before adding more oil pastel.


Here is one of the first attempts at that process. begun in March 2018 and finished in March 2019.


Have a look at the slide show here and more slideshows here.

The Navy Top (detail), oil pastel, palimpsest, 2003- 2019

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