These works are done on cotton or linen canvases or wood panels prepared by the artist. They are done over the period of several weeks or months using thin transparent layers of premium grade pigment over an underpainting or grisaille of umber tones, thus allowing a deep inner luminosity and the capturing of subtle detail. This method of painting was widely practiced in the Renaissance as well as in the 17th-19th century.
All colored as well as graphite pencil drawings are 100% lightfast, and are done on acid free archival quality paper.
About the Artist:
Hi, I am a bilingual first generation Italian-American artist. I was raised and educated in New England and earned two degrees, but I longed to spread my wings, so I moved to New Mexico, which is my true home. I reside there with my beloved house cats and rescue kittens.
Despite being classically trained, I've mostly mastered my drawing and painting techniques through wonderful artists on YouTube such as Antonis of Painting the Light, Florent Farges, Mate Art, David Gray, Jason Walcott, Mark Carder, Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art ,Kirsty Partridge, and Rublev Colors Art Materials Advisor. I'm often inspired by the spectacular beauty of the high desert and warmth and kindness of local New Mexicans.
"I behold light and its various nuances, and to these I add color until the subject is born. It is my desire to share my visions with those who recognize and appreciate art and for them to be inspired to create. For me, painting is life, and when I roll my chair away from a completed piece to absorb its beauty, I know I have a lifelong purpose to bring color to the world through art."
Dino Colamartino, Beloved Partner, Soulmate, and Best Friend, transcended this reality in October of 2017. You are sorely missed, my love. RIP (1958-2017)
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Dino and Rocky 12 x 16 Oil on Canvas (2018)
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