This original painting on canvas was inspired by a flower garden in Amsterdam. Dan started with a gesso and sand base. He used gold and cobalt pigments to top colors. He used an additive/subtractive brush technique with glazes and usually starts with heavier paint for a base, then heavy glazes to bring out the composition, followed by light glazes to top the colors. The final glazes are bright cobalt and jump off the background.
"Painting is the form of expression that still holds true to its fundamental core, it's reason for existence and it's secure place in the human experience. handwork, size, texture and color cannot be replicated as pixels.
I create artwork that captures the attention of the human eye and holds a viewers' attention with weaving patterns, repetition and line variation that play with perception. Rich line-work and tight paint-strokes achieved through additive and subtractive painting styles weave around the planes of my paintings. I add four-point perspective to capture your eye and control your eye's movement to a point of light or the point where subject matter, hidden at first to the eye, enters into the viewers' conscience. My goal is not to over paint, but rather to give your eye much needed rest from the strain of looking at the computer screen or television for long periods of time".
About the Artist:
Dan Garrick studied fine arts at the Art institute of Chicago. He has been painting since he was three years old and has refined his unique and innovative professional art over the years. For more of Dan's artwork, check out www.abstractempire.org.