Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light
24"x24" oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is a painting that I completed during my recent artist-in-residency program.  The photo was taken at Bass Lake in the mountains near Blowing Rock NC, about 2 1/2 hours from Charlotte.

Bass Lake has a very walkable pathway running along the banks.  The sun rays were hitting the tree trunks just beautifully and we were lucky enough to catch this photo.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rainbow Woodland

Rainbow Woodland
24"x36" oil on gallery wrap canvas

This is a recent painting using a photo taken by my husband while we were in Yellowstone.  Granted, I took great liberties with this one regarding the colors but that is what artists do!  I experimented with a couple relatively new colors (for me) by Charvin called Coral and Intense Pink and I really like how it turned out.  Not sure you can see the true colors on  your monitor but take my word for it, it is colorful!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Out To Pasture

Out To Pasture
20"x30" oil on canvas

Since March 1 of this year I have been immersed in a four month Artist-in-Residency program at Butler Studios.  I was fortunate to be one of four artists in this inaugural program and we were given the opportunity  by Curt Butler to paint 24/7 in the studio.  My focus was to create paintings that allowed me to feature dramatic light and shadow and oftentimes bold color in my landscapes.  This residency forced me to learn to create and/or solve problems on my own without Curt being there to rescue me or give me a pat on the back.  It was a wonderful learning experience and I am very grateful for this opportunity.

At the reception which was held June 27, I had 13 pieces which I felt made the cut.  I worked unsuccessfully for a couple of weeks on one particular 30"x40" which I never could seem to bring to life so it is still turned backwards "in the corner" and will remain there until I can make it behave!

I will be posting now on a more regular basis and will continue to post more of my paintings that were featured in the reception.