Parchments are blending of sensual materials with sensuous images, from the female form to botanicals.
Elegant, heavyweight stock is treated with multiple layers of varnish and tints to match shades of the chosen photograph. Though this painting goes quickly, the drying goes slowly and eccentrically.
The photo is then transferred onto this processed background, and enhanced as dictated by the artist’s eye and hand. The parchment is then ready for the finishing layers. Varied ink movements, brushings, and varnishing create the final rich crackling.
This Old World devotion to unhurried technique combines superbly well with modern photography to render each parchment unique, fresh, spontaneous and very expressive.