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Raymon Troup is a Tennessee artist who works primarily in traditional oil paints. He is known for his romantic use of light in his cityscapes and landscapes and the fine, meticulous details he incorporates into his work.

While many artists are embracing digital photography as a basis for their work, and using airbrushes to color wide areas quickly, Raymon still works from his own sketches, painting and blending to realize his artistic vision.

First, he sketches a small thumbnail drawing, a couple of inches square, to get the feel of the subject and how he will pose it. He then grids off translucent vellum and enlarges his sketch, refining the details as he goes. This large, full scale sketch is shaded and erased…

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  • Born on January 3
  • Joined September 18, 2011

Favorite materials

oil paints, miniature brushes, pen and ink, pencil, watercolor paints, clay

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About

Quick link to my store:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaymonTroup?ref=si_shop

Raymon Troup is a Tennessee artist who works primarily in traditional oil paints. He is known for his romantic use of light in his cityscapes and landscapes and the fine, meticulous details he incorporates into his work.

While many artists are embracing digital photography as a basis for their work, and using airbrushes to color wide areas quickly, Raymon still works from his own sketches, painting and blending to realize his artistic vision.

First, he sketches a small thumbnail drawing, a couple of inches square, to get the feel of the subject and how he will pose it. He then grids off translucent vellum and enlarges his sketch, refining the details as he goes. This large, full scale sketch is shaded and erased and re-drawn over several days, until he is satisfied with the composition.

Oil painters usually work on cotton canvas or linen, because the textured ground is needed to grab oil paint. Raymon cuts a masonite gessoed board to size, and paints directly on that smooth, but challenging, surface because the finer texture allows him to achieve levels of detail not possible on woven cloth.

Sometimes working with a magnifying lens and the very small brushes used by miniaturists, he enhances his subject and lighting effects until he has realized his unique vision. Each painting is a marathon effort, usually requiring several months to complete. His loyal collectors appreciate the results. We hope that you will, too!


Please visit our other etsy shop:
http://www.ArtandArtisan.etsy.com

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