While I have become known for my palette knife paintings here in Naples, I sometimes like to take a break from working in this style and do what might be referred to as “break away art”, that which is different from my usual style, but still allows me to stay creative in a different, refreshing way. I normally work in acrylic paint when creating on a textured canvas. The process is a series of daily steps of preparation of the canvas by applying texture with tissue paper, occasionally corrugated cardboard, extra gesso, varnish, and heavy gel. The end result is a more modern, contemporary feel than that of a painting created with the palette knife and oils.
I also teach this method of painting but my palette knife classes are generally more popular. There’s just something about the texture of an oil painting created with the palette knife that people find fascinating. I tend to agree which is why I now paint in this particular style.
I hope you will find my contemporary works in acrylic enjoyable as well.