Portrait gallery

About my painting






My painting follows the techniques of the Italian and Dutch old masters. I paint small pictures on board or canvas. The board is prepared with 8 layers of gesso made in the traditional way. I also make the oil paints myself by grinding the pigments and mixing them with the appropriate oils and egg tempera. Portraits start with an underpainting in earth colours gradually building up the tones, then introducing the colour by painting and adding different glazes.









email: me@madelinefenton.com