The detail and extensive planning that has gone into the Persian Miniatures inspires me. I also have an affinity with lose abstract paintings. My work is a combination of both, some planned and some very lose by throwing and pouring paint and letting it do its dance on paper. Some paintings come together quickly and some become a prolonged and perhaps demanding, and draining journey. They are all cherished and loved!
I was very fortunate to study under Master Mahmood Farshchian early on. That training has become the well that I keep drawing from. I also consider myself lucky to have my own style to nurture and to create the jewel tones and depict the beautiful patterns of the Persian Miniatures.
As time has passed the Persian Miniature influence seems to surface more and more in my work, whether intentionally or not! I seem to notice more of it appearing on the surface I am painting on and I just make it materialize the best I can. My mediums are pigments that are water-soluble mostly, paint, pencils, markers, aqua sticks, gauche, wax sticks and some acrylics. My brush sizes vary from 2” to 4 zero for fine details.
The search to become a better painter is still young in me, even after fifty something years. Meanwhile, I will nurture this gift of Persian Art and Nature series.
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