Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The past two years I am doing 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 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 a professional fine artist 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 resides in Warwick, NY with her two kids, husband and an enormous labradoodle. The main living areas of the house have been taken over as her studio. 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 in Sugarloaf, NY. Janet is also passionate about being outdoors, gardening, and cooking. Life is mud luscious and puddle wonderful.– e.e. cummings Here is a blogpost by Leslie Fandrich about her art..