Size: 29"W x 39"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting is composed of layers of lines in thick oil paint and oil bar. It is full of color and movement. The use of oil bar in addition to paint provides a variety of different types of marks and adds depth and interest to the piece. Although containing several bright colors (red, orange, yellow, green), the composition is balanced with dark, light, and neutral tones. I prefer the composition vertical, but it can be hung horizontally depending on the room.
Laura Makinen was born (1980) and raised in the city of Chicago. Art and music have been instrumental throughout her life. At Grinnell College, while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies, Laura took began a serious love affair with painting. After finishing her first degree, Laura completed a BFA in Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and subsequently moved to San Francisco. Although she fell in love with the Bay Area, Laura is currently residing with her family back home in Chicago, where she recently completed a yoga teacher training and is painting up a storm. Over the years, she has created a significant body of both figurative and abstract work, and has participated in group shows throughout the United States.