Friday, January 28, 2011

Dan Michael


Name: Dan Michael
Bio: After 25 years as a graphic designer Michael started painting full-time in 2008. Dan works en plein air at locations near his home in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Two-three hours on location, is followed by a finish in studio. Since most of his paintings are done on location, they tend to be of smaller dimension for ease of transport – but they are finished paintings, not studies for larger works.
Dan is a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society, and a member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico. Since he has begun to exhibit he has been an award winner in Creative Spark, Grappling with Gray On-line Competition; the Richeson 75 Small Works, and in the Fifth Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition.
Medium: Pastel.
Subjects: Landscape; Portraits.
Style: Representational. Dan states that the years of working on a computer seem to have influenced the way he now applies pastel to paper. Beginning a painting with broad strokes of local color, he then covers this layer with numerous scumbled small marks which refine both the color and shapes. At a distance the paintings are representational, but upon closer inspection, objects disappear into overlapping specks of pigment, much the same way pixels form a digital image.
Navigation: This is a typical example of the FineArtOnline website layout.
Gallery: (Collections) Recent Work; Landscape; Figure/Portrait; Archive.
Image View: Each gallery consists of a pages of thumbnails with relevant information attached. Click to enlarge – and continue to view enlargements in a slideshow if you wish. These bigger thumbnails may be further zoomed, and viewed singly or in a slideshow. Wildflowers is 7.5 x 9.5 ins, 55 x 433, 236 KB
Blog: An excellent blog, intelligent, informative, analytical. Bookmark it.
Demo: See blog.
Ebay/Flickr: No.

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