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Each month I complete between 1 and 4 paintings.
I show these to my subscribers before anybody else, giving them the first look at new works as soon as they are finished. Subscribers also have the opportunity to purchase new paintings at a preferred price.
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These paintings are created by a process that can take weeks – even months – to complete.
This three stage method – known as the Flemish Technique – has been used by artists for over five centuries to create paintings that can reflect a stunning degree of realism.
First, a drawing is made on the canvas or panel the artist has prepared. This can be a simple outline of forms, but more often contains much of the detail that will be present in the finished painting.
Second, a black and white version is painted over the drawing. Called an underpainting, it allows the artist to understand of the patterns of light and dark as well as create 3-dimensional form – without the complexity of mixing color. In a way, it also serves as a dress rehearsal for the final painting. It must be set aside for a week or two to dry before proceeding.
Finally, a layer of full color is applied on top of the underpainting. This is what you see when looking at a finished painting made in this way.
Even small paintings made using this process can take weeks to complete – longer with larger and more complex paintings. At any given time, there are typically multiple paintings in progress through the three stages.
Once completed, the paintings need additional time to dry – a minimum of one month – before a protective coat of varnish can be applied.
I came to painting later than most artists.
My formal education was in music (violin and composition), yet after school I found my way into a practical career as a computer programmer.
Painting was always an intense curiosity for me, though.
So, for my 30th birthday, I purchased a small oil painting kit. This weekend hobby took on a life of its own, and after several years I left my comfortable life in technology to pursue this more uncertain – and much more satisfying – path.
I have painted still life exclusively for the last dozen years. I find it to be the perfect synthesis of tradition and exploration, and for me it is the ideal vehicle to search for both the inner and outer light.
I am deeply honored that over 700 collectors have chosen to bring my paintings into their homes, with many of them collecting multiple works.
My subscribers see new paintings before anybody else.
I share between 1 and 4 of these every month, as an email usually sent on Saturday mornings.
To subscribe, simply enter your email address below, along with your first name if you wish.