Shimmering Pastels

40.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.5"D

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Linda Bailey


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: soft, blue, modern, sky, contemporary, abstract, light, green, texture, shimmer, shiney, capture, radiance

Media: acrylic, texture

Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Sometimes in the evening when the clouds are low and the sun is setting, there is a shimmery look on the water that is both striking because of the shimmer yet soothing because of the soft colors. This painting captures that subtle radiance with very soft sky blue and powdery light green and tan colors with light radiance. When I was in Vail hiking a few years ago in the summer, I visited several high end art galleries. There were several artists who managed to capture light very well. It almost seemed like their paintings glowed. I wanted to capture that glow. For this painting, I used a lot of texture and painted in pastel colors. On top of the pastels, I've brushed the painting with an opalescent paint mixture to give it that shimmery look. I also photographed the painting outside with the overcast sun coming in from the side so that the texture and the slight shadows would be captured to provide the depth. Enjoy!

Linda Bailey is a Durham, NC self-taught artist best known for her large-size original abstract and contemporary paintings. Her paintings are categorized on her website in these styles: Textural and Pure Abstracts, Fluid and Flow, Landscapes, Seascapes, and Florals. Linda has donated art work to raise money for a Children’s Home in Oxford, NC, and for Freedom Global, an organization that creates sustainable solutions to alleviating poverty. Linda's art is also featured in the Corporate World – Washington, DC; Bel Air, MD; Baton Rouge, LA; and Morrisville, NC, but most of her work is enjoyed in the homes of her art collectors. 2008 River Road Art Show - Baton Rouge LA 2013 Scapes Juried Show - Durham NC 2013 New Perspectives of the Unordinary - Durham NC 2014 & 2015 20th Annual Sweet Arts Auction &Fundraiser - Durham NC 2015 Exhibit at Truly Free Restaurant - Baton Rouge 2016 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2016 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC 2017 Swing Into Spring - Auction & Fundraiser - Durham NC 2017 Member Showcase Durham Art Guild - Durham NC

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