Artist of the moment……..Doug West

 

 

Doug West is an American painter working with images of the American southwest landscape. Doug West was born Riverside, California in the year 1947.

West enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hiker and camper.

Price range information: Works range from $1500 for a serigraph print to $30,000 for an original oils.

West has recently produced a large body of works that was painted en plein aire. He begins most of his silkscreen ideas with a watercolor sketch.

Having recently seen many Japanese wood block and Inuit prints, its very impressive how many layers of paint West inserts in his art. Some pieces have more than one hundred layers of paint, and West prefers to do the applications himself.

Here we view some wonderful images of Doug West set to music:

I enjoy the way Doug West paints the sky and his clouds. I was curious how many layers of paint some of his prints contain and was surprised to see some works have as many as 125 layers of paint! So if you want to get a wonderful effect it is necessary to use many layers of paint.

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