AIRBRUSH ARTWORK

 
 

I've been airbrushing for about 35 years now.

I've ranged from automotive airbrushing to commercial illustration to photo retouching to what I enjoy now on canvas.

My main goal is to capture a moment in time that would be lost once you look away. Scenes that I, myself enjoy during a double-take. For me, ambiguity in my subject matter is fine because it opens up my work to the viewers' interpretation; in my works, questions are much more exciting than answers - once you have the answers, the journey is over. Whatever is happening in the scene is whatever you see. I hope you enjoy.

I like to use the Paasche line of airbrushes AB and VL. I use water based acrylics, gouaches, textile paints, and watercolor. I typically work in 4-color; that is, I use only CMYK or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to produce all of my colors. Plus, white as an opaque or brightener. Much of my technique consists of a base placement of the subject first in magenta, then adding the other colors in no specific order, increasing the level of detail until the work is finished. I enjoy using black throughout, but much more as a chiaroscuro towards the end. My one main rule on all of my work is to never actually touch the canvas until the work is done - only then will I use a brush to sign my name. Once that is done, the work gets a final spray coating of clear lacquer or varnish to finish the piece.

I make all of my own canvases... stretch, staple, prime, and hanging hardware. Pricing is figured at $1 per square inch, so "W x "L = your price.

 

I PREFER TO MAKE MY OWN EQUIPMENT.

IF I BUY IT PREBUILT OR A SPECIALTY ITEM, I HATE PAYING WAY MORE THAN I NEED TO AND IT’S JUST NEVER QUITE THE WAY I NEED IT. SO WHEN IT COMES TO MY COMPRESSORS OR UTILITY CART OR EASLES OR ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE, I’LL REMAKE, REBUILD, OR CREATE IT FROM SCRATCH SOMEHOW TO SUIT MY NEEDS.