The Diner Series
In "The Diner Series," artist Dan Frazier uses the classic techniques of portraiture to have some fun and to provoke a unique response from the viewer -- salivation.
Frazier's works are Realism pushed to new limits. He enjoys the extreme contrasts of light and dark, while pushing the color. Frazier uses layers of glazes so the light passes through, bounces off the gesso, and returns luminous.
Frazier is experimenting with size and simplicity in these works. He wants the viewer to feel like reaching through the frame. If the image is too large or small, that will not happen. When the subject is plain the important detail can be seen. Eliminating non-productive detail becomes an art form in itself.