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Still Life for Fall

14.00"W x 11.00"H x 0.3"D

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Angela Hedderick

Cumberland, MD

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: feathers, leaf, autumn, fall, nature, still-life

Media: oil on wood

Size: 14"W x 11"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2014

I set up this outdoors still life as an attempt as plein air painting. I was very happy with it until the dogs ran through it . . then there was that Event with the spider . . then it started raining on me. Needless to say, this 'plein air' painting was finished in the studio. It is, however, a beautiful medley of fall color. It can be hung in any direction, really, so it you prefer it hung longways that will work just as well.

I have had a life-long interest in art, but chose a business career out of college as a means of stability. I continued drawing and painting while I was employed as an actuary, and had my first formal commission in 1998. I continued on a very occasional basis while my husband and I started a family and I left the business world for farming, gardening, and child-rearing. Whenever I don't have a pencil or a paintbrush in my hand I can usually be found playing outside with my children, weeding the garden, or rounding up cows or chickens who interpret the term “free range” too literally. I enjoy commissioned works; I find it very meaningful to craft a painting that is deeply personal to a specific person. I have also done some ink drawings as book illustrations. I have been commissioned to do quite a few “home portraits” of both contemporary and historic homes, including Terra Angelica and Evergreen Heritage Center. When I’m painting my own works I lean heavily toward rural themes: local landscapes, still lifes from the garden or the orchard, my kids, and my neighbor’s Jersey cows. I have been working to improve my skills in portraiture, because the human face is an amazing challenge. Youth, age, skin tone and character marks; every face is a unique landscape with a story to tell. Several friends and neighbors have been kind enough to pose for me. Once both my children hit school age, I devoted more time and effort to learning and stretching my boundaries. There is always something new to learn and try!

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