Cool Beauty

18"W x 24"H x 0.3"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: painting, contemporary, beauty, mystery, blue, woman, portrait

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2013

This is a painting of someone I know but because it turned out so stylized and unusually textured, she can represent a mood and an attitude more than a specific person. She can create quite a story just based on her expression and the cool colors of the entire portrait. This is acrylic paint and silver leaf on canvas-covered board. It is not framed.

Many years ago in the frozen north (Minnesota) I was a talented child drawer. That led to a love of painting that I have had all of my life. I received a degree in illustration while in high school. Later I studied fine arts painting at a MN university and have been painting ever since. I paint mostly in acrylic and watercolors but I also do occasional oil paintings. I do portraits, landscapes, and abstracts, and occasional series like wildlife on abstract backgrounds. I'm very interested in environmental causes and often do paintings about those themes. I sometimes work in a series but ultimately paint what inspires me. Originally from MN, I have also lived in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. I don't really love to move, but I love to travel, especially to central America. Sometimes I interpret my travel photos later as paintings. I now live in the Atlanta Georgia area with my husband and cute dog. My studio is in my home so I can paint at 3:00 am if I want to, and yes, that happens. I'm a night owl painter, because that's often when the magic happens.

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