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Alfred Georgres REGNER, peintre graveur

La fourmi rouge
Next step, the automatic drawing is meticulously retraced with chalk on the background and traced again with white paint. Finally, shapes and figures are expressed and defined by a subtle work of light pastes, glazes, and a "stretched" color, when the brush smoothes the asperities on the surface and creates a precious, vibrant epidermis.

Sometimes, under the successive layers, one can discern a hidden signature, A. G. R.

He uses a medium that ensures the durability of the material; it eliminates the need for varnishing, which causes yellowing and increases the risk of damage during revarnishing. This paint recipe came from the book of magic spells by Mary the Alchemist: some linseed oil with a clove of garlic that you let slowly purify under the sun.