Russell Vanecek - Textured Oil Paintings
Vanecek refers to images of birds that are specific to the Midwest USA. Embedded in his memory are impressions of their movement in nature. A collage of shapes, colors and textures both sharp details or easily blurred, blending into the environment. Literal or precise rendering no longer becomes important. He ends up trying to express the gesture and dynamic motion of life. Life is once clearly observed and focused then seemingly fades or transforms.
He create layers with modeling paste and impasto technique. Texture is created with each layer by scraping, scratching, impressing and sanding. Thin color washes of acrylic paint are used on the first few layers. The subsequent layers are completed with oil paint.