Dream On's incredible paintings (and prints from paintings) are featured in my blog today!
About the artist:
I believe I was most likely born with a paintbrush in my hands. Later on I earned an art degree at Colorado State University. Additionally, I have taken workshops and classes and studied with a number of local and national artists. I belong to several art groups in Florida and one in Colorado. I have won numerous awards in juried and non-juried art shows. I am married and currently live on the West Coast of Florida.
I value the presence of a recognizable subject in my paintings. I love it when the center of interest appears in the midst of background objects that aren’t so well-defined. I want watercolor to look like watercolor, and I want all of my paintings to have a painterly look, not to be a photographic copy. Therefore I am an impressionist, because I don’t want to over-control the media.
I love to paint using a variety of techniques. Having taken an experimental art class for the last 4-5 years, I am likely to paint anything, and I'm always "playing."
OTHER WEB PRESENCES:
I am now doing a painting a day (when my schedule allows) which I am posting on my blog and available for sale here in my shop. Check out the descriptions of techniques used on my blog!
FUNDRAISING. . .
I will be sharing a percentage of the proceeds from patriotic items with the The Fisher House™ Foundation. It's a small thing I can do to support caring for our nation's military families. Shipping is free on these items.
CONDITIONS IN MY STUDIO. . .
All of my items are produced in a smoke-free, allergy-friendly no-pets atmosphere.
ABOUT PRINTS . .
My prints are all from my original paintings. Each one is signed and dated.
This is how my prints are created: First, I take a photo of the original painting with a Nikon D-50. Second, I load the image into my computer. Third, I open up the image in Photoshop and check it for true color against the original, correcting as necessary. Fourth, I send the corrected image to my "graphics guy" who works for a large reprographics firm. He then prints the large prints on a DesignJet 5500 on Color Presentation Bond, or the smaller ones on a large commercial Laserjet onto Hammermill 100 lb. color cover. Finally, I check the prints for color, and if they are not acceptable he corrects them for me on his computer and re-prints. Everything is on acid-free paper, printed with archival inks.
This is how the buyer can get a long-lasting print/reproduction which looks great for a minimal investment. I am quite willing to have giclee prints and canvas prints, and prints on photographic paper - well, any size and kind that's feasible - made for anyone who is willing to pay the additional cost. Just convo me. I'll do my best to make you happy.