Tom Tartaglino has been showing in our gallery for a number of years and we love getting new work to show our clients. He is a plein air artist, he paints on the spot, as you can see in the above image. What he sees is what he paints. He is passionate about his work and he will go at great lengths to arrive at a location that pleases him and allows for the creative expression that satisfies his passion. The artist states about painting:
Oil painting is an experience like no other. As I layout my canvas, my hand encounters a smooth and sensual feeling as paint glides across the surface. Oil paint has a fragrance that is almost sweet and enriches the experience. Reading the subject requires me to calculate spatial relationships, color and brightness. Intuition guides my eye and hand in determining what choices to react to. Fixing on the subject, the decisions in paint become automatic. My pace quickens and my hands are moving faster now addressing areas around the canvas that need attention. It takes shape. Standing back, I can see where improvements can be made and I begin corrections. Details catch my eye and key places are sharpened…Painting is not unlike an orchestral piece, where the instruments are color, brushes, mediums, sensitivity to the surface and the mental focus of putting it all together for a good performance.