Garth Speight

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Tecnique

 

The paintings are created with  a technique known as "impasto" or "in relief with a textured surface". This technique, of Italian origin, was used in fresco wall paintings and in pre-Renaissance wood panel paintings of the 13th ,14th and 15th centuries. The method consists in carving into the surface the painting, while the surface is wet. Once the carved surface is dry, it is worked  with  translucent layers of paint.

In some paintings a substantial amount of gold leaf is used. With this technique the artist is able to achieve in his  paintings  a splendid sense of plasticity and form, along with an excellent  chromatic range of colour. 

The frame is an integral part of each painting as it is designed and executed by the artist specifically for each work.