I do my own painting with no exception. My paintings are begun by preparing a wood panel with Gesso, a limestone-based paint. Many thin layers are applied until the panel is perfectly white and sanded smooth. This is important to my method as I do transparent glazing in my work, as well as opaque effects.
I mix my own colors by starting with what I feel are the best oil pigments available. My work is done entirely with brushes there are no knives involved.
My subject matter comes almost entirely from imagination. A few of the old houses used in my paintings exist.
After the work has dried for six months to a year a protective layer of Damar varnish is applied with a brush. This protects the paint from dust, smoke and moisture. My paintings are guaranteed for life against fading or defect which would be attributed to its creation.