One of Teare’s inspirations includes Vincent Van Gogh. On a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Teare marveled at the visceral power of the thick applications of beautiful color. In Teare’s opinion, reproductions of Gogh’s work were faint shadows of the originals. Intrigued with how to teach himself to apint with thick texture, and mystified by the paucity of information on the subject, Teare started his blog Thick Paint. The blog chronicles Teare’s experimentation with a wide variety of mediums and techniques to achieve paintings that are visceral, tactile and, in his hope, deeply moving. The blog and Youtube channel have since provided information on the topic to over 2 million viewers from nearly every nation on the planet.
Rocky Point View
Recently, Teare’s main focus has been utilizing the palette knife for paint application. This technique creates multiple layers of thick impasto paint and provides movement within each painterly stroke. Reminiscent of Paul Cezanne’s tectonic structures, with the thick and rapid strokes of Gogh and the Post-Impressionist movement, Teare captures the life within the landscape and adds his own inspirational view of the world.
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Hilary J. Cole