GALLERY OF FINE ART
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Although I studied all the art disciplines I prefer working two dimensionally. Painting and printmaking are my preferred mediums. I enjoy using watercolor and acrylic on paper as well as canvas but frequently incorporate pencil, ink, and pastel into my artwork. I use the acrylic paint both as watercolor and heavy paint depending on my imagery. I have also incorporated textural materials such as sand applied with mat medium, gesso, or acrylic gel. These materials allow my surfaces to become tactile and rich and the color does amazing things as it is applied over the sculptured areas.
Surfaces for painting include rough watercolor papers ( 300 lb Arches), smooth papers (140 lb Lana Aquarelle), and watercolor canvas. I also have applied sand to all these surfaces to paint over.
In the past I have done lithography and chemical etching using metal plates. Since I sold my etching press I have reverted to painting only. I still have editions of prints for sale but am not making any more editions.