Ode to Earth

10.00"W x 14.00"H x 0.1"D

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Rena Shear


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: color, saturated, poem, neruda, pablo, expressionism, abstract, organic, texture

Media: acrylic, water, crayons, soluble, paint

Size: 10"W x 14"H x 0.05"D

Year Created: 2018

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Pablo Neruda’s poem, Oda a la Tierra, included passages about “mineral earth, Andean rock, lunar desert, spacious...sands” these words inspired the palette and texture of this painting. I am very inspired by nature, and love rocks, in particular. This is one of many pieces influenced by this lifelong passion.

Rena Shear is an abstract acrylic artist who lives in a western suburb of Boston. She has been painting for the past 30 years, and while she learned to work with many different materials, her focus has always been color. “Color can express emotion in a way that words cannot. When using highly saturated colors, an exchange is set up between them, much like a conversation. The neighboring tones, shapes, and marks create a push and pull element to enhance the visual story that is being told." Rena has always been inspired by the changes in nature, and her travels to places like Hawaii, the Southwest, and Iceland have widely influenced her work. Most of the paintings from her “Inspired by Iceland” series can still be seen on Iceland Naturally’s Facebook page. Rena is determined to return there, and until then, she continues to share her enthusiasm about Iceland’s unique and breathtaking landscape with anyone who shows an interest.

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