this oil painting was done many
years ago, its spirit still remains true to who I am today. My beard
and mustache may be greyer and my hair a little thinner, but I am still
closely examining myself and all that is around me. My mind continues
to spin with a tremendous amount of information and sometimes I may
seem to have become consumed by it all; however, I periodically have
moments of clarity and peace. It is at these moments that many of the
Fresh Toone creations have evolved. I may appear to be looking outward,
but I also try to be aware of those things that come from within.
of the artwork here is done with oil and egg tempera paint, sometimes
referred to as the Mische Technique.
a number of years I studied this Old Master's technique with Philip
Rubinov Jacobson. I just loved the inner glow that eminanted from the shiny egg
tempera under the oil glazes.