Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
This is the next painting in the "Weathered and Worn" series. Another study of the effects of metal rusting in the elements into interesting colors and shapes and combining with perhaps the peeling off of older paint. I will say that the photo does not capture the depth and for some reason no matter what I try the dark background looks more blue than it is, which is really a deep green. It was created with knives, pouring, scraping, modeling paste, gels and layers of painting and glazing over. Painted on an archival canvas covered panel with joy and abandon!
I am a self-taught artist who has been painting and learning for around 50 years. In addition to high school art classes I've learned by doing, failing, observing and studying various books by a number of artists. I was born in St. Augustine, Florida and as a teenager lived next to a successful artist whose studio I enjoyed seeing and who gave me various pointers. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US and a very "artsy" place. I have lived a number of other places, all of which added inspiration to be creative in their own way. In Florida I was a charter member of the local art league and exhibited and sold paintings in their venues, at a local state park's art shop, restaurants and even windows in the local mall as well as online. My husband and I are retired and we recently moved to Spring City, Tennessee, which is quaint and surrounded by mountains. We live on a hill with a view of the lake and mountains so even going outside is an inspiration. I hope that my art is something that adds beauty and joy to the lives of those that have my paintings, which are in collections around the United States as well as Canada and England.