“Applying paint to canvas is a dance, the movement of brushstrokes in perfect harmony; the performance is exhilarating and extraordinary. The incredible silent expression of telling a story through movement and emotion captivates an audience in a moment.” – Liz W
About Liz Whaley - Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist
How I create my Original Fine Art Paintings
I begin each artwork with an inspiration: a place, or something I feel. Depending on the artwork I will sketch the composition onto the canvas. I hand-mix my paint from primary colors resulting in high quality pigments and color tones unique to each artwork. Then I apply the paint to the canvas like a dance using brushstrokes, texture, and occasionally mixed media. After hours of painting I will often stand back to observe the piece and determine if the subject emulates what I am seeking to communicate. Once satisfied with my work, I will let the paint dry and cure for multiple days. Once the painting has cured I apply multiple coats of UV gloss varnish to protect the artwork from light and dust for a lifetime of enjoyment.
I am wholeheartedly committed to delivering exceptional art, service, and quality. My goal is to maintain and exceed client satisfaction. Only the finest quality professional grade acrylic paints and canvases are used. Acrylic paintings have a long life span and can be a great investment for the art connoisseur or first time art buyer. They can retain their radiance as long or longer than oil paints and are more resistant to aging.Tour the Gallery