- *The Altar* -

 

'The Altarpiece', 2013-2014. 130 x 75cm
( Oil, Tempera, Gesso, Gold leaf, Pine-wood, Lime, Wallnut )

Inspired by historical works and decorative design from a wide range of eras and cultures - It employs the format of a folding triptych, typically used in religious altarpieces to create a pastiche of styles and themes.

 

 

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Production and detail photographs:

Close ups on miniature portraits - Angels; Ayako and Costa.
Faces are one inch high roughly.
Oil on Gesso

 

Panel painting process / Oil on Gesso on Birch Ply

 

Carved, Decorative pieces - Oiled before assembly

 

 

 

Foreground: walnut, carved, Forced perspective arches
Background: model for decorative carving and other frame elements, Plasticine

 

Oil on Gesso panel

 

Oil on Gesso panel

 

Wood turning - Barley Twist Pilars in Limewood

 

 

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