Acrylic on Wood
After working on paper for years, I wanted to realize my work on a self-contained surface which included the frame. My process starts with pencil thumbnails, I then draw in pen on Arches printmaking paper to realize the composition more clearly. My technique harks back to my college printmaking days when I worked hard to find the perfect line Ultimately, it is only while painting the final work that I feel I liberate the character, the narrative and the concept most completely.
I apply upwards of ten layers on the painted surface working as the Old Masters did with their layers of veneer. By building up layers of contrasting colors I attain a translucence which I further emphasize with a surface
of gel. This final layer also gives the painting an illusion of greater distance and dimensionality.
With This Ring Series
King Sad Series
Woman of Valor Series
Doors Open Unto Doors Series
Israeli Poet Series