My latest: Paula Nelson
Another beautiful painting by Nate Vandenbos. Beautiful! He has painted hundreds of portraits, on plywood. And he doesn’t use a brush!
“He doesn’t use a brush. He paints with his fingers. Each canvas starts with a coat of black paint and VandenBos uses a white pencil to draw the face. “I’ve freed myself from conventional techniques; I use my fingers and rags – not brushes – to apply paint, and I prefer plywood to canvas. I draw inspiration from the emotions I feel when I’m listening to music.” And, he adds, a picture with half the face in shadow can take him about half the time to complete as a full face image. And since he paints every day, producing about 100 portraits a year, quicker can be better. His love for music keeps him motivated. ”
— Interview with Nate VandenBos, with Michalis Limnios
Read more about Nate and his art, and hear the interview with him here: