In the summer of 2012, a good friend took me to see the Rembrandt exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Upon seeing the work in person, it became more than just looking at art, it became an examination of skill and an amazement.
Three months after the exhibit, I was having pop-up thoughts about painting. The good friend who had taken me to the Rembrandt exhibit advised me not to start with oil paint but rather acrylics. Later that year I came across an all-in-one oil painting kit in a discount book store which had everything I needed. The first painting I ever attempted was a mess. I trashed it.
I create studio works from my mind I paint works plein air (outdoors).
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I built my studio easel which was very complex, as well as my pochade setup.
For plein air (outdoor) work it’s pretty simple. Find a scene and create my interpretation.