Gouache is an opaque watercolor. Gouche holds its intense color and opaque characteristics throughout the painting process.
The Gouache Style & Technique
My style of painting is influenced by the Yunnan school of "heavy color," using gouache on rice paper, and includes silver, gold or copper metallic gouache to outline and highlight the images. The finished paintings are "floated" to accentuate the imagery and emotion of the paintings.
Women • Crows & Birds • Trees • Additional Works
Pastel is an amazing meduim composed of finely ground pigments and a binding agent. Used by almost all artist, pastel paintings range from fine sketches to dramatic, layered paintings that defy the fragile characteristics during the painting process. Because of its fragile nature, pastels must be protected under glass framing. This is a collection of oil and soft pastel paintings.
Landscapes • Still Life
Paintings that have sold may also be available in exclusive editions Giclées.
A giclée is a technological advancement in printmaking. A high resolution digital scans is created, then printed with archival quality inks onto heavy watercolor paper. This process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction. The quality of the giclée rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums and galleries.
Only exclusive limited editions of 50, each hand numbered and signed, are printed.
- Size: approximately 18" x 24"
- Price: $250 each, unframed
Artist embellished giclées are available upon request.
Purchase Online on Square
- Size: 18" x 24"
- Price: $1,000 each, unframed
From concept to completion, I will work together to bring your idea to reality.
Things to consider:
- What size would you like your painting to be? Consider where it might hang and compare it to the size of that space.
- Do you want certain colors to be included in the painting?
- What is your budget?
- Do you want me to frame the paintings, or frame it yourself?
- Is there a deadline?
I may need photographs of the subject if the painting is to be a portrait or of a specific place, so that we both know what the painting will look like.
You will receive a written price quote for the painting. It will be a detailed explanation of what you should expect during the process, sketches and progress photos.
Once you accept the quote, a 50% down payment will be paid and work will begin on the painting. You will receive updates and consultations during the painting process.
When the work is completed, final payment is due and the finished painting is delivered to you.