David Bottini - Fine Artist

David Bottini

Harrisburg, PA - United States

 
 
 

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David Bottini

Harrisburg, PA - United States

David Bottini - Fine Artist

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About David Bottini

David Bottini ‘for Gabriel’ - -
A subjective viewpoint informing a classical approach to realism.

My approach begins in direct observation and is enhanced and developed in the studio using a traditional glazing approach. My work draws from my training in classical realism as well as my passion for a post-modern abstract sensibility in my composing a viewpoint.
My creative process starts on-site from direct observation that immediately employs a very sharp optical perception and imagination. I wander through a woods or along a stream or canal for hours before finding the perfectly balanced interplay of light and shadow and composition. I work a la prima, brush and paint as the only medium that touches the panel. Working small color studies first on paper as my first step getting ready to compose a loose and gestured paint sketch on the canvas. With a sketch in-place, I “block in” the masses of shapes and establish the volume and spatial elements within my painting. Over days or sometimes weeks I use numerous glazes (layers) of paint to describe the environmental effect and pictorial space I seek to create for my landscape. The multiple glazed layers give the work a characteristic depth and luminosity.
I strive to make a viewer aware of a fleeting moment of solitude in nature where nature’s quiet and environmental elements create a lasting impression of a specific & personal place and time… the romanced image of a cherished memory.
I sign my work 'Gabriel' in dedication to the lasting effect my Italian grandfather had on my love of nature and forests. www.forgabriel.com

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Tangled Embrace by David Bottini

 

Reaching Across by David Bottini

 

Leaning Toward Autumn by David Bottini

 

Shimmering Reflections by David Bottini

 

Secluded View by David Bottini

 

Sparkling November Reflections by David Bottini

 

Late Summer Curve by David Bottini

 

Sharpsburg Wander by David Bottini

 

Parkside at Maple by David Bottini

 

Hydrangea by David Bottini

 

Reservoir Trees by David Bottini

 

Park Side Glow by David Bottini

 

Late October Light and Shadow by David Bottini

 

Muddy Autumn Trail by David Bottini

 

Greenway Hazy Morning by David Bottini

 

Autumn Afternoon Along The Canal by David Bottini

 

Thanksgiving Day by David Bottini

 

March Snow by David Bottini

 

Creek Side Autumn Foliage by David Bottini

 

Summer Canal Lock by David Bottini

 

Curve Canal and Sunlight by David Bottini

 

Dappled Autumn Light by David Bottini

 

Forgotten Garden Bridge by David Bottini

 

First Snow by David Bottini

 

Down To The River by David Bottini

 

Slippery Curve by David Bottini

 

Muddy Path by David Bottini

 

Dappled Light Lane by David Bottini

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