|About||Oil paintings and commissioned portraits capturing the energy and personality of the subject. Northrup King Building (Mpls,MN) Studio 286 www.LintuArt.com|
I am an oil painter with a background in biology and a love for color theory.
Dogs interest me because of my college studies of vertebrate biology, my volunteer work, and my pack of three dogs at home.
My style is inspired by marquetry, the woodworking technique that uses pieces of veneer to form patterns, designs or pictures. My first step when exploring this style was gray scale but by adding color, I have found another dimension of communicating characteristics of the subject’s mood, personality, history, and setting.
I’m inspired by Franz Marc’s color choices and slight exaggeration in shapes, Chuck Close’s blocking of an image creating an abstraction when viewed up-close, and the movement created in Minnesota artist Megan Bell’s large scale abstractions.
My technique is to sketch a realistic portrait on the canvas then going back to destroy that realism using swaths of color. The method for choosing these colors is a bit difficult to articulate and certain colors are spontaneous and others are well planned. I am occasionally asked if I use a computer program to create my images. Not at all. My approach is very low-tech: Lots of practice, a dash of obsession, and access to art materials.
Connect with me on my website www.LintuArt.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed paintings or commissions available!