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Eric Christensen Wine Related Art
Eric Christensen began painting professionally in 1992. Since that time he has enjoyed amazing success and a growing reputation as a celebrated Wine Country Artist. Self-taught, he invented a watercolor technique that allows him to create images of vibrant color that go beyond the look and depth of a high quality photograph. Christensen now finds himself unique in his field. In fact he is the only known artist capable of hyperrealism through the use of standard watercolor.
Style and Technique
By “pushing” watercolor paint to its absolute limits, Christensen has invented a new way to paint with this traditional medium. Using non-standard watercolor paper and employing a dry-brush technique, Eric starts out with thin washes then builds meticulously to over 30 subsequent layers of paint. You can actually see the build-up of the paint layers when you look closely at his originals. Eric’s technique allows him to achieve much stronger colors and shadows than can be found with traditional watercolor art; his paintings actually appear more like an oil painting on canvas. Christensen achieves his lifelike hyper-realistic images through his genius for understanding the technical aspects of his subjects and his dedication to capturing an image as it truly exists. His love of natural materials, particularly flowers, fruits and vegetables, also combine to make this possible. He possesses the stunning ability to paint the subtleties of light traveling through a flower petal or its reflection in a wine glass. Composition is one more factor that sets Christensen’s paintings apart. Each is a study in the balance between texture, height and shape. The placement of objects in his paintings must combine to make sense and represent a scene found in real life; in a kitchen, a wine cellar, or in the vineyard. Please enjoy the video below about Eric Christensen and his art.
Below are some of Eric Christensen's spectacular giclee canvas editions at Ashley's Art Gallery. Please call (919)552-7533 for pricing and specials.