Size: 36"W x 48"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
This piece was inspired by a photograph and a desire to create a moving, deep landscape. I was practicing making things in the distance appear to be so, and things in the foreground more pronounced with my use of paint stroke and color. I spent several weeks on this painting - it did not come easily as certain areas challenged me a bit. The process started simply enough but I found myself wrestling with this painting a bit toward the end. In the end, however, I felt a great sense of accomplishment. I stretched the canvas on a frame that I built myself. The edges are not painted so it would do well in a frame, but could be hung without depending on where it's placed.
My name is Liz and I am a mother of five and a children's photographer. I've always loved painting and graphic design, and have studied both over the years in between having children, along with drawing. Oil painting is my preferred method and while abstract pieces come more easily I enjoy a variety of subjects, including life drawing which I also studied along the way. I love nature, beautiful, shiny things, bold color and light. My other hobbies include swimming, biking and running, and I am an Ironman finisher. In addition to my 5 children, I have two Chorkies named Sabie and Pepper. I live in Central Illinois but plan to head for a warmer climate near the ocean once the kids are grown.