Daniel Budde, Clinton, Iowa Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement My love of painting in oils on large canvases actually started by watching how to painting programs on tv as kid. After recording these and watching them over and over I started to paint. I continually strived to get better and I am still working at it. After finding that I really loved to paint landscaped and building i searched out commissions and continue to enjoy painting homes farms and scenes with things in them that people want. I like painting any subject except I do not paint portraits. Oils on large canvases painted with a transparent underpainting and slowly building the layers and details is my technique. I live in the Mississippi river town of Clinton, Iowa and find lots of subjects close at hand. I have painted for 40 years since 11 and enjoy it more and more as each year passes. I'm hoping the internet allows me to break out of this small town with my artwork.