Size: 36"W x 48"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Here I’ve combined traditional and renaissance aesthetic with my own personal taste. Similar to a technique I’ve witnessed in Botticelli’s work, the surfaces of the outline of the dove and seedlings are in low relief. Another technique originating in the renaissance and adapted by artists like Picasso for example, is the use of an under painting which shows through the finished work. I've used a dark blue green for the first coat and when painted over with yellow and white we see a resemblance of the sky through clouds.
This work is of a timely subject which I have tried to handle with the most sensitivity and thoughtfulness. The picture occurred to me while reading Psalm 22:10.
Gallery wrapped canvas painted to match the painting, ready to hang but may be framed if you wish.
Born an artist, I have had the need to express myself through the act of creating from my earliest memories to today. I consider myself primarily self taught, though as a child and teen I took classes at the Battle Creek Art Center, Blue Lakes Art Camp, and Kellogg Community College. I began studying the renaissance at the age of thirteen and it continues to fascinate me. After graduating high school I traveled to Italy. Seeing the art which means so much to me was an invaluable experience. I am continually studying on my own. Books are my teachers and application my practice. I have been a part of many shows and competitions over the years, many resulting in wins. Some of the most notable galleries to display my work are the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts and the Battle Creek Art Center. I work in various media and styles. I am primarily influenced by Classical and Quattrocento art but I also admire abstract, expressionism, nonrepresentational, and surreal. Learn more at: lizparkerart.com