Luminous Oil Paintings (back-lit)
The technique I developed is called Dialuminism (”light passing through”) because I'm painting atop aluminum leaf, creating "back-lit" oil paintings. Light reflects off the metal background layer, and illuminates the layers of paint from behind. The result is a painting with very intense color. Light plays off some areas and casts shadows beneath others, creating a dimensional painting that changes in appearance depending upon where the viewer is standing in relation to the light source. Each painting then is finished either with a clear satin varnish (soft finish) or a thick, solar-resistant resin (high gloss finish).