The Laurinic House in Stockholm

Acrylic on canvas, 140x80cm

Acrylic on canvas, 140x80cm

This is a painting for a friend of mine, of the Laurinic house a.k.a. the Mälar Palace in Södermalm, Stockholm. This painting was a perfect opportunity to try of some impasto techniques, which i’ve wanted to learn for quite some time now.

I started off by laying a thick structure gesso above my sketch, just to build up some extra depth right from the start. After that i mixed lots of structure gel in my paints, and i only used bore brushes that leave nice brush marks.

As you can see, the color palette is quite orange, so i used a lot of yellow ochre and burnt sienna to achieve those color tones. The shadows are tinted with cobalt blue, just to balance out the warm and cold tones.

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