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.