Paul Bennett's Night Skies consists of 44 paintings with text that feature the night sky. The book is 8 1/2 by 11", 48-page hardbound with cover sleeve. The majority of the images in the book are from his Constellation Series.
Paul's knit style of painting started when he was drawn to a pair of beautiful knit gloves at the Great Bazaar in Istanbul. He wondered if he could recreate the knit look in a watercolor painting, and found that using gouache paint gave him the control he needed to make the threads look real. He wondered, since all cultures have knitting and weaving, could this painted knit look tap into those things he liked about other cultures and art forms- both traditional and contemporary? Well, that has proved to be the case.
Paul resides in Sisters, Oregon, where he paints and prints monotypes.