Painting is used to convey creative expression. Much like drawing, painting is a visual art form. Brushes, and various tools are used to apply pigment to a hard surface. Throughout history, painting has been used to describe a moment, historical record, political views, emotion and many other areas of the human condition. Paint or pigment has been mixed with oils, egg, thinner, and a variety of other less common additives to give the image qualities such as mood, integrity, depth and adhesion.
A paint type where pigments are mixed in an oil, often linseed. Oil paint dries slowly and some art techniques exploit this to build up mixed and layered colors within the work. Oils have been the principal medium for paintings since the 15th century.
Figurative art is derived from images, objects and elements from the natural world. This representational style of art depends on the execution of formal elements: line, shape, color, light, dark, mass, volume, texture, and perspective. Because figurative art is representational by definition, it’s often seen in contrast to abstract art.
More about James P. Kerr
James P. Kerr was born in Buffalo, New York in 1953. He studied with the late Lazio Szabo, a prominent Hungarian portrait painter (from 1964-1970), and the late Carl Illig (1971), a noted landscape painter, from East Aurora. James has taught painting and drawing since 1970. Mr. Kerr’s approach to oil painting is direct and […]