This task has been very enjoyable. I had in mind that I would like to find and old book with a stitched spine so it would lay flat and was fortunate enough to find one in a charity bookshop.
Initially when considering the painter’s work, I painted out the text with white gouache or gesso so I could write on the page.
but once I got into painting, I liked the added effect of seeing some of the text showing through.
The paper is of good quality with a slightly textured surface and easy to paint on. I mixed colours, matching them to computer prints of his paintings, although I later discovered that the colours are stronger in Mel Gooding’s book about the artist (Phaidon).
Tried ‘The Long Table with Fruit’ and ‘Anenomes and Lemons’.