The Vivid Colors

"Love the colors"  and  "Color magician" are among the most common comments by those who visit my shows.

For my mixed media works - inks and oil pastels - here is how I am able to obtain such brilliant colors.  It is a proprietary technique that I developed several years ago.

1.   The image is sketched with black ink or a marker.

2.    Oil pastels are employed to provide color.

3.    Colored, water-based inks are applied to reinforce the oil

       pastels.  Putting water-based inks on oil pastels brings out

       vivid colors.

Here are the steps employed in my mixed media painting process to obtain the lively colors in  "World Famous Goshen Fair."

1.   Black ink.               2.  Oil pastels.                3.  Colored inks.