|In order to replicate that effect of extreme age and texture, I use a complex ten-step process that allows me to manipulate my work to give it the essence of having survived centuries. I start by making my own canvas. When the canvas has been properly prepared, I am ready to paint using hand mixed oil paint.
Oils imbue a depth of richness in the color, and when carefully overlaid, will convey a mood in the art. My layering of color builds an effect unlike newly created art. I am sharing the mystery and emotion of the deep heritage I feel while working. The emotion of each work overtakes me and I am speaking through my art.
||Throughout the whole painting process I use my hands to gently age the new image. Then, I adhere the painting to a self-constructed wooden frame. I want the image to look like you found this ancient fresco somewhere, and found away to bring it home.
I will continue adding more oil paint either in very thin applications or with a bold palette knife as the moment takes me and the image becomes alive within me.