vankale

vankale

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Kale Van Leeuwen

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Kale Van Leeuwen

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GreenStreetMosaics

GreenStreetMosaics on Oct 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Great product. Fast shipping.

GreenStreetMosaics

GreenStreetMosaics on Oct 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Great product. Fast shipping.

GreenStreetMosaics

GreenStreetMosaics on Oct 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Great product. Fast shipping.

GreenStreetMosaics

GreenStreetMosaics on Oct 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Great product. Fast shipping.

GreenStreetMosaics

GreenStreetMosaics on Oct 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you. Great product. Fast shipping.

Anonymous on Feb 11, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous piece!

Anonymous on Jan 29, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful painting, a joy to own. Thank you so much!

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Bold, Exciting and Fast Paced

Subtlety has never been my strong point. I create work that is vivid, bold and eye-catching. One consistent thread in all of my work is the use of light and reflections. Whether the subject matter is a mannequin, chairs, marbles or a ceramic horse, the lighting is always a key part of the painting. I also have a great desire for color; the brighter the better. I like the vibrancy of the saturated color next to the deep black shades.
Currently, my work is a process that starts with a photo, edited heavily, then collaged onto canvas. I am not as concerned much about the flatness and exactness of the gluing process. I like to let the wrinkles and tears happen naturally. After the glue has dried I paint directly on the image. In most cases up to 90% of the canvas with paint. I like to leave some of the photograph untouched. After that I glaze the entire painting with a gloss varnish. The varnish gives the surface a unified appearance. As this process has many steps, I usually work about 10-15 paintings at a time. Some artists don’t like to tell their processes and “secrets”, I however don’t mind. Regardless of how a painting is created, no two artists execute exactly the same.

The main reason I create is that I don’t know any better. It’s just what I do.

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    Subtlety has never been my strong point. I create work that is vivid, bold and eye-catching.

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Last updated on September 24, 2012
Hello,

I am an artist in the Kansas City area.
I have lots to offer - if you see something on my website www.vankale.com that is not offered on etsy, please conversation me and I can get it listed.

Thanks,
Kale Van Leeuwen
www.vankale.com

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