RICOLOPEZ uses impasto in an impressionistic naturalism .He uses oil paint in a thick way that creates emphasis in texture and color. Up close the painting becomes three dimensional.
He uses sharp, strong brush - strokes and he has used palette knives for some of his work.
When painting a portrait RICOLOPEZ always does three different drawings of the subject in different positions and lets the person choose the one he/she likes.
RICOLOPEZ brings the model to life.