Nancy Daubenspeck  

I work with numerous layers of color and marks in the venetian style. The paint is hand mixed dry pigment in casein emulsion brushed on muslin stretched over wooden panel.  The painted surface is dry and luminous and rich in physicality and reads very much like fresco. 

I live in a solitary valley by a river so nature is ever present for me and permeates my life and work.

I am also inspired by byzantine iconography, renaissance fresco, poetry, and calligraphy.

My work is about paint and light, how illumination defines and harnesses color, pattern and form. My process is a continual rebalancing of the vibrant glazed layers and marks, the opaque veil and the calligraphic brushwork. 

 

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