Rush of Blood to the Head

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  • Rush of Blood to the Head
    Oil and acrylic on wood
  • Rush of Blood to the Head
    13 x 10 inches
    oil and acrylic on wood panel

    This took around 2 weeks to do, with much of the oil layers as final glazing. Halfway through the painting, I decided belatedly that the composition was dull, and needed more elements, so I added additional roses and apple blossoms to the background.
  • Halfway through the painting, I decided belatedly that the composition was dull, and needed more elements, so I added additional roses and apple blossoms to the background.
  • Acrylic layers done, it actually looks finished enough so that I can leave it this way, but I like the way how oil paint makes the colors of the painting “pop”, so I applied glazing over the acrylics, with 2 or three oil layers. In my opinion the colors seem brighter and more saturated somehow, not to mention that shading and blending with oil is a breeze because it doesnt dry so fast.
  • I customized the Zara frame as well; I spray painted it black, with a final coat of varnish for shine.