“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. Unlike most artists, I hand-mix all of my paint from primary colors which means the colors are of the highest quality pigment and are completely unique to the artwork. I apply the paint to the canvas like a dance using brushstrokes, texture, and sometimes mixed media. After hours of painting I will often stand back to observe the piece and determine if the subject emulates the expression I am seeking to communicate. Once satisfied I will let the paint dry for multiple days. After the painting is dry I apply coats of UV gloss varnish to protect the painting 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