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Trees Against Fence

8.00"W x 8.00"H x 0.3"D

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Elo Wobig

Portland, OR

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: stone wall, trees, fences, cedar fence

Media: acrylic on gessobord

Size: 8"W x 8"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2017

This original painting was done en plein air, which means, painted in the open air from direct observation. Unlike studio paintings, painting on site captures the essence of the scene and colors in their natural light. I was captivated by the interesting shadows cast by the trees against the cedar fence bordering my neighbor's home. It is the first plein air painting I have ever made.

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.

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