L E N F O R D B A R T O N
I’m an illustrator who works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, ink wash, pen and ink, charcoal, and graphite. I’m inspired by realism, surrealism, fantasy, graphic, abstract, and comic book artwork.
I started my acrylic painting journey in 2015. I find it comfortable to use when I want to quickly get my ideas out on canvas. It dries much faster so I can layer on more color or ideas without the wait time. I am still learning about this medium and hope to inspire others as well.
Oil paint is a new medium I enjoy working with. It requires patience and practice to achieve smoothness and color with the oil and pigment. It does take longer to dry, but the results are well worth it. I love to study the old masters and modern oil painters of today.
Ink Wash is using water mixed with black ink to achieve different shades of black. I use this medium to add a more dramatic look and I liken it to the old days of comic art and newspaper ads.