Size: 6"W x 6"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
In the middle of the night, I woke up with thought that I needed to do a "long hanging fruit" series of paintings and laughed outloud (prompting a grunt and a kick from my sleeping husband). I have no idea why. But, being the weirdo that I am, instead of just going back to sleep, I started sketching and plotting. This is the second of the series, after the Low Hanging Lemons.
“Color and texture are hugely important in my work. Applied appropriately, they can actually elicit a visceral response from the viewer,” says Emily Page, a California-born, Virginia-raised artist. Page now lives and paints in Raleigh, NC, where she owns a sip & paint studio called Artistic Abandon. You can follow her blog at emilypageart.wordpress.net. Page began experimenting with different brushwork and palette knife work, scraping and overlaying, from the very beginning. At Wake Forest University in North Carolina, she honed her skills and graduated with honors with a BA in visual arts. “I learned to work in a number of mediums, including sculpture and photography, but my passion has always been painting. I love working with oil paint simply for the richness of it. It just feels luxurious. No other medium matches it. I enjoy branching out and working with unconventional mediums and surfaces from time to time, but I’m always drawn back to oils.” You can see more of her work at emilypageart.com.