alla prima

alla prima is the process of painting wet into wet. my standard practice is very far from this--a slow layering of colors with drying time in between each layer.  however, I've discovered that when working on paper, the change in absorbency allows me to layer in a more direct way.  These paintings are done all in one sitting.  I'm not going back to futz with them when they are dry, they are what they are in their spontaneous and natural way.


none of my works on paper are framed--mostly because I'm an artist not a framer.  If I show a painting frame it is for illustration only--it is not sold that way.  I ship a lot of work and don't wish to be liable for what can happen with a frame and glass, sorry.  there are many affordable sources for frames online or your local framer is a great go to.