The remarkable DABISTIC™ technique allows for a painting to have three characteristics:
Three DimensionalViewed closely, the relief is prominent
The DABISTIC™ technique involves a labor-intensive process of building up hundreds of layers of paint to create a woven framework, by layering chosen colors in relief in a cross-hatch method. The framework application, generally using just the primary and secondary colors, properly shapes the subject matter, in a sense sculpting with paint. The significance of the DABISTIC™ technique is that the created structured mesh, which varies contingent upon the desired relief, allows the blending of refracted light to alter as the viewer's point of observation changes through their movement.
Altering Effect of Refracted LightAchieved by and through one's movement
The main purpose of the DABISTIC™ technique is to provide an altering effect of refracted light, and to demonstrate that all techniques of painting are not exhausted. This altering effect of refracted light occurs during the intensity of a penetrating true light from a very warm spectrum. The entering red-violet light penetrates into the depth of the mesh; this natural movement of light catapults reflections into a blending process that creates the colors to a state of brilliance.
Realism & Impressionism
From a distance the painting would present itself as a realistic painting; however, as the viewer draws nearer to the painting, the relief noticeably assiste the transformation from a realistic rendering into an impressionistic one.
Similarities With Other Techniques
The DABISTIC™ technique carries pointillism to a heightened degree. In pointillism, the collision of light-waves from existing color refractions blends a color at a point in distance from the canvas. This merger allows for two adjacent colors on the surface to blend into a color that exists only in space. In other words, a yellow hue placed beside a blue hue on the canvas turns green in the viewer's eyes at a point in space off of the canvas. Due to similarities between pointillisim and dabism, the final color on the dabistic mesh receives layers of true colors of the subject matter creating realism; but the under woven structure's creativity is where the colors' intensity is generated from. The colors on the shell of the painting are no different from any other painting; it's the breathing of reflections beneath the realistic painted shell that creates the pulsating effect. There is nothing like it.