These tarscape paintings, a commentary on our current environmental condition, are made of tar on paper mounted on canvas. Tar is a petroleum-based substance that is very aggressive in the damage it can cause to unprotected materials. I have protected the paper and canvas but it is expected that, over time, this artwork will slowly degradate and consume itself. Expected lifespan is 125 - 150 years.
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For Paintings: Many of the still lifes of food are painted on cradled wood panels. The landscapes and all other paintings are painted on stretcheded 10 duck canvas. I make my own stretchers and wood panels in a wood shop attached to my studio. The wood substrate is made of pine or poplar and is cross-grained to prevent warping. The canvas and panels each receive three layers of gesso before being painted. After completion, each painting receives a protective varnish. The canvases, generally, have the images wrapped around the sides. I make my own canvases and panels to assure that, if framed and displayed properly, my paintings will last for generations.
For prints: All prints are on archival 100% cotton fine-art paper. The paper has a smooth natural texture, is a sturdy 15 mil. thick and uses no optical brightners. Printed with archival water-resistent inks that will not fade for a hundred years, when properly matted and framed.