Focus Art

Do backgrounds really matter? Yes, they can look great and allow the viewer to explore the canvas more, but what if the artwork didn’t intend for you to look at the background? Should there still be one? Backgrounds are boring to paint and can be boring to look at. Sometimes all they do is complete a picture. Often, many people don’t even pay any attention at all to the background. So why paint them? What if we could eliminate the need for a background?

Focus Art focuses on the details that people care to look at: stunning eyes, elegant fur, sharp teeth, tusks, and claws. These features are all painted with vivid detail using dry brush oil technique. The farther away our eyes move from these focal points, the more the painting begins to fade away and dissolve into my rough pencil sketches, outlines, and under-drawings.

This dissolve serves three purposes: 1) it speeds up the painting process, which I enjoy doing more. And, 2) it allows people to see my rough work and the process that goes into setting up a painting. Rarely do viewer get a chance to see the under-drawings – because they are always painted over. But not in Focus Art. In a way, it makes you want to look around the background some more, again, doesn’t it?

Tiger

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $250+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

Great Horned Owl

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $250+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

Macaw Parrot

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $250+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

African Elephant

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $250+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

Loon

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $200+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

Red Fox

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $200+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available

Blue Herring

Medium: Oil Paint, Ink, & Pencil on Watercolour Paper.

Size: 16” x 20”

ORIGINAL AVAILABLE: $200+S/H

Limited Edition Prints Available