Featured Artist Anthony Suminski
“Edmund Fitzgerald”, Egg tempera on gesso board, 16”x 20”, by Anthony Suminski
The surface he paints on is an untempered masonite board that has been prepared with a brushed-on mixture of rabbitskin glue and precipated chalk from France. It is a surface similar to clay board but much more absorbent. Anthony is not restricted to using brushes only. He applies paint with sponges, toothbrushes (for spattering), rags, cellophane, and actually anything that will effectively create the needed texture. Sometimes to soften the overall look he uses sandpaper on the work.
Anthony describes his genre as “Symbolic Realism.” There are stories in his work, some are hidden and some are more obvious. His traditional paintings are a disciplined form of classical work that embody principles of design and harmonious balance.
He offers one on one painting sessions to those interested in learning this nearly forgotten medium. Anthony, a Pfister Artist in Residence Finalist, was honored to have been awarded second place in “The Artist’s Magazine” contest for “Life’s Journey” (shown at right)
As owner of Architectural Renderings, he provided architects and developers with hundreds of illustrations. Forty years in his business gave him a variety of experiences that led to the return of his original love of fine art painting. To see more of his work visit:www.Anthony.artspan.com.