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I had a great conversation with artist David Eichenberg in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. David paints highly detailed figurative paintings that are loaded with symbolism. He is courageous in his choice of subject matter, considered in his approach to painting and humble about his achievements, which are significant. He has won numerous high level prizes and his work is sold internationally. He shares many great insights about his painting techniques and the art business.

We talk about bootlegging, latex, elevators, tattoos and art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are some of the subjects we visit:

  • Creative heroes,
  • Painting inceptions,
  • Recording ideas,
  • Working methods,
  • Photoshoots,
  • Substrates,
  • Color palette,
  • Brushes,
  • Equipment,
  • Preconceptions,
  • Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition,
  • Sculpture,
  • Photorealism,
  • Count Ibex Masterpiece project,
  • The risk of subtlety,
  • Figurativas – MEAM,
  • Business strategy – reverse engineering,
  • Business tips,
  • Social media,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Most moving painting to make,
  • Gallery censorship,
  • Big art dreams,
  • Artistic challenges,
  • Future generations,

To find out more about David and his work go to:

Pivotal painting . . .

Rubber by David Eichenberg | 26″ x 30″

Referenced in the podcast . . .

Excellent article about David’s painting, Rubber, in Poets Artists Magazine by Lorena Kloosterboer

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