My painting process is derived from the time-honored traditions of the Old Dutch Masters of Oil Painting and references the multi-layered technique often known as the Flemish Painting Style. In this method, an oil painting is built up over mutiple layers of thin painting. One or more monochromatic underpainting layers - an umber layer followed by the dead grisaille layer - form the foundations of determining tone and value. Two to three thin color layers are then glazed over the underpaintings to achieve a jewel-like tonal quality and depth. Each painting is thus a labor of meditative love, that can consume anything upwards of 200 hours each.
The videos below offer a quick glimpse into this process of creating slow handmade art, the Flemish way.