I have been making both abstract and figurative paintings, quite a number of them have a historical origin. This work called "On the surface" is an abstract work with its origin in the current Covid crisis. The painting shows the viewer a very small, up close, segment of the surface of the coronavirus. 
The painting is executed on 300gsm cold-pressed Fabriano Watercolor Paper, with a layer of gesso. A few color washes have been applied, followed by a layer of medium for protection. Additional layers of color were added using a negative painting technique, allowing my impression of the surface of the virus to emerge from the backgrounds

The painting comes without a frame and will be sent rolled in a tube.

On the surface

  • Acrylic on cold pressed watercolour paper (300gsm)

© 2019 - Antoon Knaap, Maynooth, Ireland


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