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I tend to paint on panels, but enjoy painting on linen as well. Each panel is prepped personally by me with 3 layers of professional gesso, and then hand sanded to a very smooth finish prior to applying any paint. I will also cover the panel with linen for a more textured surface.
My go to medium are oils. I love the use of oils because of the blending that I can do right on the panel, and their translucent colors works well with my layering technique.
I have an idea in my mind of a story I’d like to tell or a concept I have in mind. Then I go after my reference. I will head outdoors and create a small painting (Plein Air) to get my colors and lighting. I will photograph the area and pull in elements that I think will make the composition sound. Most of my ideas come from being outdoors. Everything is an idea. I photograph continually for reference. I look for color, lighting, and texture. As no two people are the same, no two trees are the same. Each tree is different and I love their uniqueness.
These are small color studies created outdoors on location in a several hour period to capture lighting and color. Painting on location captures great color and light that a camera does not always show. I love to paint outdoors, and capture the base colors and lighting as I then will bring the paint back to the studio to apply the details.
I never measure the exact time it takes to complete a painting, some take days, others take weeks and even months to complete. I try to start several paintings at one time. This allows me to work on one for a while and then set it aside to dry so that I can apply glazes of colors over areas of the painting. The two hardest parts of painting for me are the start and the finish.
Framing can be such a personal thing based on not only the colors that are in the painting but, a person’s individual tastes and likes. For this reason, I do not provide framing options. Please support your local framers in your area. All paintings are ready to be framed. Please Note, when framing DO NOT put glass over an oil painting. However, with that said, I do put a frame on the painting if it is being shown in a show or Gallery. Therefore, I may ship a painting with a frame on it for protection during shipping.
In order to save on your shipping costs, I don’t normally include a frame with the commission painting. If you are interested in framing your commission painting, please visit you local small business owner cramming shop.
It depends on where you are, and the location of the original painting. Orders processed and shipped within 3-5 business days. However, if you are buying an original painting, this painting might be in a show or gallery. The painting will need be obtain from the gallery or the show must be ended so that I can get it to ship it to you. Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email, and I will keep you posted and provide tracking numbers.
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