Larry Preston paints still lifes, landscapes
and portraits that can seem at once accurate and surreal, historical
and contemporary. Preston's most recent paintings have grown to be
classical because of his choice of subject matter and his technique.
Yet, even in Preston's most convincingly "realistic" paintings proportions
are altered, perspectives change and vantage points shift, lending
a sense of life and animation to the featured objects.
in oil on a gesso-prepared panel. Using delicate brush work and layers
of glazed color he achieves a polished surface. That quality is accentuated
by his selection of objects. The shine on the surface of glass or
fruit and the shadows and texture of the tablecloth are amplified
by a highly evolved technique.
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