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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, I have spent my entire life refining my knowledge in the creation of art with little else than a will to succeed. Crayons, pencils, paint & palette knives are as comfortable as baking bread or cooking in my kitchen. After 45 years of owning several successful art related businesses, Fine Art settled in and abstraction was a very comfortable pad for a final landing. I’m home! My approach is of my own design: layering and weaving colors onto panel and paper to create abstracts falling just short of recognizable features. While horizon lines and other gestural marks may appear, they are but an extension of my thoughts. Music helps me to bring everything onto the surface. The inspiration for this particular piece was Sun Kil Moon's "Admiral Fell Promises" and "Among the Leaves." This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.
Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.
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