As a child the first and foremost wonderful piece of art that I recall was of Michelagnelos' work in the Sistine chapel. The glorious gestures of the figure combined with dynamic composition and color moved my eye further and since have studied in greater depth the process of fresco painting while taking a Chemistry of Art course at Sacramento City College.
In a nut shell, fresco painting is the method of applying specially selected pigment on a wet surface prepared with lime plaster,as the special lime plaster dries, the pigment is drawn into the wall and is unified one with the wall surface. The labor intensive art form is a form of art which very few master,but can be seen through out the world in various civilizations that used plaster-wet or dry- then to apply paint on the plastered surface.
My first attempt at fresco painting happened on a small ceramic tile which was done in lab class during the course of Chemistry of Art. The pigments were from Sinopia and If i recall correctly so was the lime plaster mixture which applied in two steps. My sketch was one which was a random thirty second whim of a young character coming of age during Pre-Columbian times. I approached to transferring the sketch using the pouncing method as Michelangelo would have. Next, I started to paint and yielded this end result. Please click on the orange links above to see more information about the fresco process and some of the material used.
Fine artist,blogger,and open for commissions! Portraits.