My oil paintings are done on linen canvas or boards. Some gallery wrapped others framed. The many layers of color are applied with various sized palette knives, fingers or objects.
These applications create the texture and marks seen in nature that add a three dimensional quality to my work. The viewer has a sense of seeing as well as feeling the scene.
Oil in Process: Trying to Keep Up
My pastel painting surface is white sanded paper. My work began with straight pastel applied in layers.
The new work has a pastel medium applied to the paper to produce lines and smears. When dried a water color wash of mingled colors is allowed to drip down the paper and allowed to show through in the final painting. Pastel is applied after this has dried. An additional application is sometimes used of cold wax and dry pastel.
These layers create the texture in the finished painting adding mystery and depth to the work.
Pastel in Process: The Chorus