ARTWORK Don Matteson

I utilize computers and printers in my artwork to its maximum.   Most of these paintings were created by using large format printers.  I developed a medium that I could print on with special carbon black ink  and then transferred to deerskin.   Most famous artists use a projector of some type to get their under-paintings completed.  They have a professional photographer make the photos and they use them to make their under-paintings normally with a projector or a large format printer.     It would not be feasible for them to draw images without the aid of modern technology.    By using technology I was able to develop mastery over values ( shading)  colors and layout.   The “Splash Paintings” work great for backgrounds and graphics in Photoshop.