thomasdittmeier

Drawings and Paintings

Oakland, California · 41 Sales

thomasdittmeier

Drawings and Paintings

Oakland, California 41 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   As a painter, my goal is to explore the idea of realism in painting while confronting the impossibility of the stillness of painting by reflecting a progressive reality. With impressionism and long-exposure photography in mind, I seek to break the stillness of the painting with the substance and volume of the paint itself.

I often work with portrait and landscape subjects because of their nature as 'faces'. To capture and interpret an expression before it fades, I think, is the crowning achievement of painting.

Announcement

As a painter, my goal is to explore the idea of realism in painting while confronting the impossibility of the stillness of painting by reflecting a progressive reality. With impressionism and long-exposure photography in mind, I seek to break the stillness of the painting with the substance and volume of the paint itself.

I often work with portrait and landscape subjects because of their nature as 'faces'. To capture and interpret an expression before it fades, I think, is the crowning achievement of painting.

Thomas Dittmeier

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deborah jamail

deborah jamail on May 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love this, another interesting work to my small collection..very unique!

Whitney Knapp Bowditch

Whitney Knapp Bowditch on Jan 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful! Can't wait to frame and hang it!

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped fast. Thanks!

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About

Affordable Drawings and Paintings

I began selling on Etsy with the idea of providing fine art that is affordable. Being a student at the time, I was beginning to truly understand how difficult it is to part with ones wealth for luxuries, and certainly fine art is a luxury item. I sought to help others and ultimately help myself.

In order to reach my goal, I originally sold only small, postcard-sized paintings. This way, shipping would be cheap, I could produce paintings on paper, an inexpensive and versatile material compared to the traditional stretched canvas, and I could easily carry my surfaces and painting materials wherever I went so I could produce plein air paintings.

As my work presses onward and becomes more abstract, I continue to sustain my interest in traditional approaches to landscape and portraiture. In order to continue to represent movement in painting, I feel I must also maintain an understanding of the presence of stillness. Now, it is these 'still' images which populate my Etsy.

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  • Thomas Dittmeier

    Owner, Maker

    I have been painting for about 6 years now; in terms of learning a language, I would not pass a literacy test. However, art making has been in my life for as long as I can remember. I received my BFA from MICA in early 2012. Thanks for looking!

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2012
I am a very reasonable person and try to be accommodating whenever possible. So, if you need/want something, please don't hesitate to ask!

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You can cancel any time prior to the item being marked as shipped. If you have any problems with payment or want an adjusted price for a specific piece please contact me.
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I will ship 1-5 days after payment is received. If there is some outstanding circumstance that prevents me from shipping within this time I will notify you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are available in the event of the item being damaged during shipping, or if the work is otherwise unsatisfactory.