“From the first moment I painted on the ArtFix L64C quadruple oil primed portrait linen I was extremely impressed. This linen holds the integrity of the brushwork better than any surface I have tried in the past. Often at the beginning of a painting I’ve found with other linen, that the brushwork that is initially washed in with paint thinner can absorb into the surrounding linen drying differently in shape and intensity of chroma than when it was first applied. With the L64C I have found the brushstroke will dry EXACTLY as I have initially laid it down with no dispersement or absorption that might change it’s original shape and integrity. As an artist it is invaluable to have tools that help you achieve and maintain your original vision and intention as you work. The L64C linen does this for me. Not only does it help maintain the freshness of thin paint strokes, it holds thick paint remarkably well and it is also a very sturdy surface for thick palette knife work. I’m extremely pleased with the variety of effects I am able to achieve while painting and it had now become my Linen of choice for all of my work.”
Michelle Dunaway is an Internationally known American portrait artist who’s paintings are revered for their bold brushwork yet sensitive portrayal of emotions that capture the human experience. Her artwork has been featured in numerous publications including International Artist, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Art Collector along with inclusion in several art books. Michelle’s work has received many awards and honors including: The Award of Exceptional Merit at the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2010 for her painting ‘Katie and Jenni-The Daughters of Jane Seymour’, a Certificate of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America in 2014, finalist in the 2012/13 Art Renewal Salon Competition as well as being invited to be the featured artist at the 2014 California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition. Michelle receives invitations to teach, lecture, and give painting demonstrations at various schools and events internationally. She exhibits in galleries nationwide and her paintings are in private collections throughout the US and Europe.