Size: 8"W x 10"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
Painting: Oil on Wood.
Part of a series of paintings I made emphasizing the weightiness and reflective properties of metal on everyday kitchen items placed on a patterned cloth. As always, I strive to render reality with efficiency and abstraction in my brush strokes.
Keywords: 8x10, tea, teapot, bronze, classic, copper, kitchenware, gold, kettle, kitchen, metal, orange
Since I was a child old enough to wield a writing instrument, I loved drawing and applying color. I did not have formal instruction except drawing and introduction to painting in college but pursued medicine as a career. Over the years, creating for my children and their school projects, family and friends were my only creative outlets. I have taught myself a myriad of art media, craft and digital media skills which continued to develop my sense of design, color and craftsmanship. In 2015 I began committing to keeping a sketch diary, recording visual snapshots of my daily life in ink and watercolor wash. Simultaneously, I painted a 12 x 9 foot grand palace staircase for the school play, which led to a commissioned piece. The overwhelmingly encouraging responses from these two works gave me prompted to dive into to painting seriously. A little after that year, I was painting nearly every day and emboldened to claim the title, artist.