Dreamscape was inspired by looking UP. As you lye on the beach you look up and off to either side from a flat level perspective. I am always interested in unique perspectives in life and art. When you lye the hot sand you start to fade off and suddenly you are caught in a Dreamscape.
I painted this in layers of oil paint that build upon each layer with the addition of varnish as I go along. Building up a painting is like making salad dressing...you have to have the right balance of oil and varnish and turpentine. That mixture changes as the painting develops until finally you have mostly varnish and oil with a bit of turpentine and that produces the warm glow from underneath the layers.
I generally experiment with found objects to paint with to create new effects. On this painting I actually used a roller to produce the slick glide of glistening water.
"Dreamscape" ia 36 X 40 oil painting on canvas.
This painting is currently in my studio. Contact me for further information by using the form on the Contact Page.
“A painting is only started by the artist and than is launched and completed into the world for many chapters of the story. Art doesn’t belong to the artist. It will find it’s “home.”