In response to the impressionists philosophy, David Schaefer creates a painting surface that is highly textural. With this in mind, dense strokes of oil paint are used in contrast to smooth areas. This contrast creates a dramatic effect which echoes the artistic process of transformation. The direction he's chosen illustrates how the laws of light, reflection and shadow can be interpreted. The intense use of color appears to be applied in a spontaneous manner. This random approach gives emphasis to creating a memorable impression.