Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Milky Bar Kid

oil painting of Highland cow and calf
For readers too youthful to understand the title of this piece, here is a version of the product advert. This link takes you to YouTube. The song that accompanies this advert was a part of my childhood. It is now an ear worm I will doubtless spend a large part of today trying to shake out. I was never allowed a Milky Bar as a child ("your teeth will all fall out") and the injustice is still vivid.

Painted thinly on MDF board, gessoed and prepared with an acrylic wash of Quinacridone Orange. The palette for the cattle was Transparent Oxide Orange, Transparent Oxide Brown, Permanent Rose and white. I used fingers and cotton buds/Q-tips to paint this and occasionally a brush.

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