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© 2019 James Armstrong  |  Greenville, SC  |  Napa, CA  |  707-490-9438  |  JamesArmstrongStudio@me.com

I work with color hues and luminosity that can't be mixed from paint tubes.

I work my paintings up to a fully-realized composition before beginning to scrape, grind, sand and buff away layers in what I call my “reductive” technique. I allow the process to take control, reacting emotionally to the needs of the painting. I paint, deconstruct, and repaint, cycling through the process over and over until the painting displays a balance between perfection and deconstruction, revealing a depth of layers, hidden textures, and the unique rich hues and luminosity of polished metal.