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As an ARTIST, I strive for the intensity of shadow and light. The balance of
tint and tone and if done correctly, dimension.
Over the last 50 plus years, I have had the luxury to be able to draw from artists and creators throughout Canada.. , street
artisans in the Middle East, China and Europe. My painting technicque: drawn from the Baroque time period as a modified Flemish technique.
Style: contempary realism (a north american style of painting).

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Technicque (modified Flemish)

1) preping for raw canvas
– rabbit glue applied when cooled sanded flat.. to seal the canvas
– primer (usually white) applied for medium to adhere.
– model paste applied then sanded flat to mimic a wood panel or texture (cameo effect).
2) the sketch is transfered to canvas and then lines are inked in with a shellac resin ink.
3) the first stain
– mixed with turpentine and usually umbra. Matching a mid tone of final work a thin layer to cover the white.
4) monochrome layer
– line enforcement and tone development.
5) first color layer
6) second color layer
7) glazing, scrimping and sign

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Baroque period of artistic style that started around 1600 in Rome , Italy, and spread throughout the majority of Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. In informal usage, the word baroque describes something that is elaborate and highly


Flemish painting flourished from the early 15th century until the 17th century, gradually becoming distinct from the painting of the rest of the Low Countries, especially the modern Netherlands.


A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.

Giorgio Morandi (artist)

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Artist Joe Godin