Paintings (28 items) All of my paintings are done with acrylic glazes. This is accomplished by drastically thinning acrylic paint to a watercolor consistancy and layering color upon color, allowing each layer to fully dry before adding another. This permits the colors underneath to influence the tone and vibrancy of the colors on the top. This technique, called sfumato, was used most famously, albiet with oils, by Leonardo DaVinci on the Mona Lisa. While incredibly time consuming even with a blow dryer, this building of layers allows for very smooth shading, intricate highly saturated colors, and extreme detail.
Never Level (14 items) This painting began life as a discarded table top on the side of the road. After completing the basic design, I began about seven months of intense detail work. I fully immersed myself in the downward spiral of adding ever more eye-crossing detail to every corner of the painting. With this in mind, I encourage you to look very closely at this piece because there is quite a bit more going on in there than you might expect at first glance.
24 Hour Series (8 items) This series of paintings was begun with a very strict time restriction in place. The design could take as long a needed to get right but once it is transfered to the board, the actual painting time cannot exceed twenty-four hours. This self imposed deadline requires me to work very fast (for this technique), make quick decisions and not get bogged down in the necessities of adding too much detail.