2018: The start of the Dutch brands (Hollandsche merken) series

I started on the first 3 paintings in the “Dutch Brands” series. Douwe Egberts koffie, Calvé pindakaas and Verkade reep.
The first step was to apply several layers of gesso on the canvas. The second step was to make detailed drawings and tranfer them to the canvas.

The detailed drawings transfered to the canvas

I started painting the backgrounds in a very dark blue, I’m not completely satisfied with the color and I’m going to make it a bit lighter in the second pass.

The first pass on the backgrounds

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