Gwen John was well know for her soft, reductive paintings, and for her intimate interior compositions. Inspired by one of her paintings of a table and light coming in through a window I set up a corner of my studio to paint in this style. If there is one thing I am not, and that is reductive in my palette, so my painting is far more colourful than anything Gwen would have produced. I enjoyed working in this way, and applying wax paste with the paint to achieve a misty feel to the work.
2026 A DAY IN THE STUDIO (Inspired by Gwen John)
An original oil painting by fine artist, Valerie Nerva. Painted on canvas size 40 x 50 cms (16 x 20 inches) and sold unframed and ready to hang. Price £175.