Subject Tags: meditation, soft colors, calming colors, calm, quiet, zen, dirty, nature, cloudscape, antique, vintage, cloud, painting, oil, blue, abstract, impressionist, green, shoreline, river, midwest, water, clouds, landscape
Size: 24"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
This painting is a memory of my childhood. I grew up living in a house on a riverfront, in Illinois. So many childhood days were spent fishing, skipping rocks, and of course, poking whatever happened to wash up on shore, with sticks. :)
Painted entirely with palette knife.
Stretched canvas with painted, staple free sides; signed by artist and ready to hang.
When I choose a subject to paint, it’s because some specific aspect catches my eye and causes me to study how it relates to the entire picture. It can be as obvious as the brilliance of a sunset and how it changes everything it touches for just that moment or it could be something as small as a shadow created by a single plant and the varied colors that it casts . When painting buildings I love to depict the wear and tear, the missing windows or chipped paint that gives a sense of the past.
Like all artists, I am driven to paint, to try to convey to others what my eyes see and how I feel about it. I hope while viewing my paintings that you too can feel some part of that connection I felt when choosing to paint them.
I paint in both representational and abstract styles, enjoying the process of both. I rely heavily on the palette knife in my painting and I tend to gravitate to bold colors.