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Peppers - peperoni grandi e piccini

This one was done very much "alla prima", again in 2018, starting with a totally untreated background on cardboard. Again it was just a rough study, but my dad liked it, so I varnished it and this is the first ever painting I got framed.


  • Lamp Black

  • Paynes Grey

  • Flake White

  • Permanent Green Light

  • Emerald Green

  • Sap Green

  • Permanent Rose

  • Cadmium Yellow (pale hue)

  • Burnt Umber

  • Raw Sienna

Medium "alla prima":

  • 2 parts Turpentine

  • 4 parts Liquin Original

  • 2 parts Damar Varnish

  • 2 parts Linseed Oil

I started with a really rough sketch, and then drew directly with the brushes:

In theory "alla prima" means to complete a painting in one single sitting. I totally cheat (who cares?) so the day after (the alla prima medium allowed me to paint on it that soon!) I simply added some glazing and highlights:

Then waited a couple of months of course, and proceeded to varnish it.

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