Subject Tags: flower buds, deciduous, apple tree painting, color, contemporary, plein-air, impressionism, farm, field, blue, applewood, ny, warwick, trees, buds, blossoms, apples, orchard, tree, apple
Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I did a residency at Applewood Orchard as part of an Art/Farm Trail in Orange County, NY.
This was painted in the month of march, the tree just started get a peachy, orange/pink glow to it in the sunlight. The grounds still all brown.
It has been a joy for me painting there year round.
All of the apple trees have such character, gnarly with twisted branches, The form was tough, I found myself focusing on the light reflected from the tree.
I am most fond of the deep blue shadow, and the presence this painting has.
I have it framed with a gold frame, which I can include with the piece.
Curator's Note: This piece hints at van Gogh's tree painting, but with softer, more calming brushwork and coloring.
Janet is an award winning, professional fine artist who is passionate about painting. Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, Janet went to High School of Art & Design in NYC. After graduating Pratt with a BFA in painting Janet worked as a graphic designer for major name brand manufacturers in NY creating packaging, catalogs, and websites. Through this period she never stopped painting. Currently Janet is painting events every weekend mainly in the NY tristate area. Her studio has taken over the living areas of the house. Janet serves on the board of directors at the Orange County Arts Council and is an advocate for local arts in her community. She runs a figure drawing group at the Seligmann Center and Milkweed Community space in Sugarloaf, NY. Janet is also passionate about being outdoors, gardening, and cooking.