In case you were wondering, here are some commonly asked questions!
Did you paint that?
I wanted to start with a lighthearted question that I actually do get asked a lot in person. The answer is “Yes” all paintings that you see on my website and Instagram were created by me.
How did you make that?
A follow up question to to first one that I get as well. The short answer is I use oil based paints on stretched canvas.
The longer answer is: My process has changed several times but these days I typically start with an acrylic base coat of a burnt sienna wash with darker areas for object placement. I use acrylics for this first layer because they dry fast allowing me to start on the next step much faster. After the first layer has dried I switch to oils for an almost “Ala Prima” (roughly meaning “all in one”) layer. Once I’ve reach the limit of detail I can do in this stage I set the painting aside to let it dry. After that it’s just a mater of building up layers of detail and refinement until I am satisfied with the results. When a painting reaches that point I add my signature, let it dry a final time, and add a coat of varnish.
Can you paint something for me?
Absolutely! I enjoy painting for others. Use the contact form on the Hire page to submit a request. Pricing information is available there.
Would you paint something for me for free?
No. While I do enjoy painting for others I will not do so for free. There are, of course, several reasons why. These reasons can be summed up into two things; cost of supplies and cost of time.
Do you have any paintings for sale?
Yes I do! Any paintings currently for sale will be listed in my Shop where I also offer prints and other items. If you don’t see the painting you like there could be two reasons; Either it has already sold in which case there is usually a print option or it isn’t available yet. You can sign up for the newsletter to get updates whenever new paintings and print items are listed for sale or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I like your art and want to help support you, is there a way to do that?
Thank you! And yes, every shop purchase helps to support the cost of maintaining this website, buying new supplies and every day living costs. Another way that you can help out is by joining me on Patreon. Patreon is a subscription platform which is currently set up with $1, $5, and $10 a month options and special patron only benefits.