The olives I painted lamp black. If you look at the really black olives, that’s exactly what they are, no messing about with Paynes Grey with a dash of Prussian Blue or anything else, they are pure black with nice shiny highlights.
Now I’m getting into my stride I have started work on something incoporating a bottle of pastis, Ricard, and a packet of Gauloises. I indulge in neither, but they help create the atmosphere I’m looking for.
Watch this space