Oftentimes an artist has one specific medium in which they create whether it be in digital, watercolor, acrylic, or oil, but for D.Romeo it's whatever feels right. The expression dictates.
A large number of his paintings would be considered mixed media because there are certain combinations that he prefers. However, he employs a particular style specific to each medium. For simplicity’s sake, this tree was painted only using watercolor paints. Nobody would ever think that it was painted in watercolor due to its texture.
When viewing the tree you can see how certain areas of the painting come off the canvas. Also unlike with traditional watercolor paintings, there isn’t much bleeding and there’s considerably more detail than what would be typical. Many of his paintings don’t look like paintings, because of his approach. First and foremost, he draws, having drawn constantly as a youth well before he ever started painting. Before this tree was painted it was drawn and from there, paint was applied using very small Series 7 Winsor & Newton brushes, one of which was 000, the smallest available size. This allowed him to add more detail to the painting. He also used a layering technique in which he applied another layer after the previous one dried until satisfied with the look of it. He doesn’t always paint this way, but he loves adding texture in unique ways.
D. Romeo's recent projects (2018-now) include:
Prior to starting Paper Hearts, D.Romeo worked on Immortalized, which is composed of several paintings, sketches, songs and poems all of which became a novel. Of the paintings made during Immortalized 5 versions of La Luce di Amesole were created (disegno, poema, canzone, storia, and l'opera d'arte), each one expressing something unique. The first of each version was created manually by traditional means and they each have a parallel digital version. Below 3 of the 10 versions can be viewed along with part of another, L'ispirazione.
La Luce di Amesole - Canzone
La Luce di Amesole - Poema
La Voce della Rosa di Mezzanotte
La Tavolozza di D.Romeo
Più prezioso dell'oro
D. Romeo's two next major projects include:
The Dance Collection - Click here for a sneak peak
Dan Brown writes great books, intertwining a variety of interesting storylines and real-life locations to tell tales of adventure and intrigue. He once wrote a book titled, The Da Vinci Code. However, like in the movie The Usual Suspects, there is a story you are led to believe and then there is the real one. The Dance sets out to tell the real story, the one everyone needs to experience.
The Dance is also a massive collection of storytelling artwork.
O & E Amazing Adventures - Click here for a sneak peak
An already written series of books, just finishing up the illustration work. Each is to be released one at a time, with another every three months thereafter.
The most typical way in which his paintings are created is as seen here. Regardless of how something is painted, it's almost always a sketch first. D.Romeo sketches are derived from moments of inspiration. Sometimes a single sketch will become a painting whereas some paintings are a combination of many different sketches leading to a master sketch.