Dale Alcocer Art

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About Me

My Background

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My love of art goes back as far as I can remember.  While growing up I spent many hours drawing.  In college my major area of study was painting and drawing, which gave me a foundation for working as a graphic/technical illustrator in the automotive illustration and advertising field for 30 years.

My Medium

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Oil paints are the perfect choice of medium for me.  I start a painting by laying down a thin layer of a warm luminous color.  I like to use thin layers of glaze to build up the painting.  The underpainting usually shows through in the final layers of paint in the finished piece.

My Inspiration

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The love of nature and the outdoors is where I get my inspiration.  Time spent within the big city provides an endless supply of visual stimulation and ideas for paintings.  I try to capture the dramatic moment of a low sun as a light source.  It sculpts and creates very interesting and eye-catching shapes and shadows within the landscape or cityscape.