At my solo show "Inspired" at the Pearl Ellis Gallery, Comox BC
April Dyck’s Art Creation Process
As an artist I like the whole process of creation of a piece of art. Many of my works are on cradled platforms. I starting making my own platforms (canvas) a couple of years ago. It was a good solution for me because I like to do large work.
I start by buying high quality Birch plywood door skin, Grade A. Once cut to the sizes I determine, they are sanded and primed. For strength and durability I construct a frame on the back using cedar strapping for support. The end result is a lightweight, durable platform for my artwork.
Quality matters to me and I use quality paints. I prefer oils because of the proven durability of that medium.
I usually work from my imagination and my painting process starts with an idea or an image in my mind. Then I try to get this image on canvas. Using oil paint is a slow process and some large paintings take a year to finish. The reason for this is I like to layer colour onto colour to achieve a luminosity. To achieve this technique the paint needs to cure between layers.
Often I will draw onto my paintings. I trying to express how everything is connected, lead the eye, and isolate colours.
I am proud to offer a quality product that will last the test of time. Each of my paintings are unique and beautiful. – April Dyck
The unveiling of the new Highway Sign - my winning design was the inspiration
Prepping platforms for paintings if fun