Swiss Village (SOLD) – Village Suisse (VENDU)
SOLD / VENDU
DIMENSIONS: 24 in. x 12 in. x 1 in. – 31 cm. x 61 cm. x 1 cm.
MEDIUM USED: Liquefied oil paints, acrylic paints and mixed techniques
SUPPORT: Canvas on gallery carton panel supported by a wood frame and is ready for hanging.
FRAMING: Optional for the purchaser.
PREPARATION: Minimum of two layers of gesso paint primer is added to insure paint adhesiveness and durability
SURFACE FINISH: No varnish or other substances are added to the painting’s surface. The visible luminosity and other effects are created by the liquefied oil paint mixture and other techniques developed by the artist
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
“Swiss Village”, part of my “Urban Collection” is from a series of paintings that were completed in between landscape paintings. Each painting has a certain personal meaning for me. In the case of this painting, it is from a photograph of a small medieval village in Switzerland where I spent over a week walking and exploring every street and pasture that surrounded the village.
As a colorist artist this painting is very representative of my artistic work even though it has an urban context to it. My colorist paintings are mostly landscape scenes from the beautiful Gatineau/Laurentian Hills in western Quebec just north of Canada’s capital city Ottawa; the unspoiled Algonquin/Nipissing regions of northern Ontario and the majestic Rocky Mountains in western Canada.
Most of my artwork is created in my studio located in Gatineau, Quebec. The landscape scenes of mountains, fields, rivers, and lakes are from photographs that I have collected over the years and moments of inspirations when I was doing walkabouts somewhere in the backwoods. It is to these landscapes and memories that I apply my colorist art style, my own brand of perspective and unique painting methods.
I am the type of artist who enjoys experimenting with new painting products and mixing various visual art mediums to create an effect to achieve something special in a painting. This has allowed me to discover incredibly unique techniques that now defines my artwork and my artist portfolio. I also experiment on a regular basis with different art styles such as abstract, rupestral and portraits where I apply the same distinctive techniques and brilliant colors to produce paintings that even, on occasion, surprise me personally.