I have tended to pay special attention to nature subjects where the sunlight has made extreme contrasts. I will usually use a burnt sienna for the under painting and make the first layer of colour in acrylic to quickly fill in the lights and darks. Then I use a water soluable oil for the final layer. There is colour in every shade of gray. Attention to the brushstroke comes from my love affair with artists such as the Tom Thompson, Emily Carr, Vincent VanGogh and Paul Gauguin.
I am an artist, photographer and believer in Christ, and though it is a broken world we live in, I try to reveal the beauty and wonder of God's creation through my paintings. Let's love and live with the intent to be who we were created to be. I thank God for all He has blessed me and my family with.
I like to photograph lots of images with a painting in mind. Some images are best left as photos but it is the others I search for, the ones that will make a painting. I may use several photos and alter them as the creative process progresses and then the painting becomes a painting, apart from the photos.