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Original art for sale at UGallery.com | Pool Boy by Jeff Fleming | $3,100 | oil painting | 48' h x 36' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Pool-Boy

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Pool Boy

Jeff Fleming
Ugallery 5345193621 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2021

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d |8 lbs. 3 oz.

In stock $3,100

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Inspired by a photograph of a happy-looking Pit Bull, artist Jeff Fleming added a colorful beachball and splashing water to energize the composition. Jeff describes his painting style as kinetic impressionism. He started the piece with a pencil sketch on the canvas, then with gloved hands, he applied oil paint using his fingers. Details were later added using brushes. Once these layers of paint dried, he moved the piece to his studio floor. "At this point, I whisked paint in random but authoritative strokes - a speckling technique which replicates water splashing."

Jeff Fleming

Dana Point, California

Artist Jeff Fleming uses fingerpainting to create exuberant portraits of dogs. Growing up in Southern California, Jeff was first introduced to fingerpainting in kindergarten. He painted through high school and college and won several art awards, including Best of Show in a city wide student competition. After graduating with a degree in journalism and advertising, he went to work as an art director. For the next 40 years, he created print, radio and television ads for a number of top agencies. "After retiring in 2019, the clouds of stress and pressure cleared and allowed me to set my creative energy free," says Jeff. He began developing new techniques focused on the excitement and energy of painting. Today, he uses a variety of methods and tools, including fingerpainting wearing nitrile gloves, traditional paint brushes, bamboo shish kebab sticks, kite string, spraypaint and splattering. While working, Jeff always listens to music, including Broadway musicals, dance music and rhythmic Hawaiian tunes.

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