More art news: Realism

More art news: Realism

Painting styles set an artist apart from the competition

AuthorBy Tim Saunders (Bio and Archives)  Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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This is the first in a series of articles exploring this fascinating subject. Each week we will consider a different artist who will discuss how their style has developed over time and what inspires them.

Peter Kotka works entirely from life, originally setting up the composition in a black box (type of stage) or similar. His work is built up in layers using grisaille (a style of monochromatic painting in shades of grey, used especially for the representation of relief sculpture) under painting building up the paint layer and eventually glazing on

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