I have recently discovered the absolute joys of painting on canvas again as well as working with mediums such as blending and glazing mediums to improve the flow of paint. This just makes the paint flow and is a whole lot of fun for working wet on wet paint. I will place this 16”x20” canvas aside for a few weeks and let it dry before coming back and punching in some nice color and lights. I am also looking forward to taking some of these smaller paintings and tackling a really big canvas (for me anyway) of around 2’x4’.

I had turned to painting on masonite or MDF for super detail of smaller faces for the Life of Christ series that I had to do, but for landscape painting, nothing beats painting on a good canvas surface.

 

About the Author Kyle

Kyle Douglas Henry (born 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an american illustrator. He works in a realistic manner, usually in oils, in the tradition of the illustrators of the early 20th century. His work is characterized by strong, dramatic lighting and mood and visual story telling. Henry studied art at Pensacola Christian College under Brian Jekel, receiving a BS in Commercial Art in 1998. It was while in college, he worked as an illustrator for A Beka Book. Henry has completed illustrations for companies such as DaySpring Cards, Dicksons Gifts, Anchor Wallace, Barbour Books, JourneyForth Press, Howard Books, and Moonstone Books. His art is in the private collection of notables such as Kansas City Royals owner, David Glass.

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