• New painting final stage "Steel Valley"

    3 monthes ago - By Real Art

    Acrylic and pastel on canvas 24" x 24"
    A few traces of stage 1 left but they are mostly covered now. I worked on the stage 2 painting with pastel lines and small shapes and movements again and then used fixative to seal them (I find using Winsor and Newton oil pastel fixative fixes anything and it dries quickly to a matte finish. It is super).
    I knew by this stage that this would be a Stalybridge painting. The "valley" is the part of town where the mills and factories and workshops were set up one or two hundred years ago and their remnants are still there. Also the old stone steps which...
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