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
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.