Dream on …maybe a side order of clams, too. Enjoy!
Technical painting notes – As with most of my paintings, I used a panel rather than canvas because of the surface it provides and its receptivity to detail and crisp brushwork. The panels are first primed with several coats of alkyd primer (sanding lightly between coats). This provides a very smooth, white surface. I usually paint with thin layers of transparent colors and glazes, trying to keep some of the light of the panel (as a watercolorist would use the reflectivity of the white paper to keep a painting luminous). The oil paintings are definitely informed by my previous experience in watercolor.