Roberto del Frate, bold paintings from Italy

“The possible space of the dream into reality.

One thing that I find very important is the choice of colors to put on the palette, because it is from this that everything comes at the end. I usually use five or six basic colors, and then variations and mixtures thereof, to get what I want. Even the choice and care of brushes is important, even if I often leave some brushes without cleaning: these are the tools of the trade of a painter, his hands, his eyes, his mind.

Another important thing is to know how to “frame” the mental image that you want to paint on canvas or hardboard to avoid then to fight for hours with initial errors: this is one of the great lessons I learned in the workshop of my father, in Venice.

Roberto del Frate
Oct 12, 2013

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