Alchemic oil painting
The process of alchemic painting is a magic feeling
This technique demands a lot of patience, and each painting may take a month or more to complete. It's a lot of processes.
Then I lost patience, and overpainted the picture with one layer of opaque paint. It felt like a defeat, however this painting, "The gift," won the Gold medal at the Medusa Aurera contest at the International Accademy of Arts in Rome - Best figurative painter 2018 - 2019.
I ended up creating another painting, "Angel Station," by using the same figure, and worked it as I would have done in the previous painting, "The Gift." Though the background is painted normally. This painting won the Gold Medal in the contest " Apollo Dionisaico" at the Accademy for Arts, Poetry and Signification in Rome 2020.
That's my permanent palette for all my paintings:
Used colors: Ultramarine + Alizarin crimson + Indian yellow
Each painting is made by mixing these colors additively in transparent layers, upon a textural ground of white painting mixed with grated chalk. Using soft brushes, and a scalpel.