An ongoing and endless upheaval of my studio took place the last few years.
The new studio is now accomplished and I can pour all the intensity into my work!
Here is a brief description of what I do:
Tom Irizarry is an historic method-oil painter, meaning he uses materials and methods that were in use prior to the Industrial Revolution, and before the creation of modern colors.
An unusually beautiful palette - historic colors consist of pigments used in 14th - 19th century European painting. Colors are made from raw materials and minerals incorporating techniques based on more than 35 years painting.
It is very rare indeed to find an artist who has an understanding of and uses methods and techniques from the 16th century. The work of art increases in intensity or vibration, and communicates on more than one level.
Elements of the earth - air and land, combine with various shapes and types of light. I aim to capture a visual and interior experience of dusk or dawn of a particular kind of light as something very intimate and personal.
Paintings vary from 9 x 12 inches on panel (large inventory) to 6 x 8 feet on canvas. Viewers describe a profound feeling from the paintings, regardless of the size. I receive many comments about the unusual colors, and feelings viewers experience when looking at a painting.
Venetian method, pigment preparation, resin mediums, essential oil varnishes, oils, lakes, tempera, mineral pigments.