Friday, 23 June 2017


Nothing like a bit of tonking
Several people commented on my new FB header picture - it was a curious outcome of tonking my oil painting of Venice, which was too over painted 
So I 'tonked' it
The technique of tonking a painting is quite simple, 

Identify the area of the painting that needs changing.
Tear a sheet of newspaper or scrap paper into roughly the same shape and size as the offending area of the painting
Place carefully over the area
Press down firmly with the palms of the hands
Lift carefully off
Removes the paint on to the newsprint

This  is what was actually captured on the news print! I thought the chance output was lovely

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