During the last three months I've been able to devote some time to creating art. These paintings are all oils, either on stretched canvas or board. Two were painted over old landscapes that I painted years ago. The golden wheat field is now a slice of gold curtain.
The winter paintings.
In February while walking the hills of Sinnissippi Park, I became intrigued with the interplay of light and dark among the shadows of trees against snow. When the light changed, soft edges would suddenly turn sharp, snow became pink, sometimes purple, other times yellow. As time went on the snow paintings evolved and become more abstract until spring came and the snow melted.
Later, I painted another version of the same scene while at home.
The window paintings.
I find the threshold between the inside and outside a fascinating concept. Neither inside nor outside. A landscape or still life? A participant or observer? Is it the edge between the known and unknown?
The three windows, painted entirely from imagination are still being developed. Each painting has a vase of flowers against a muted landscape that looks like early spring.
The portrait of a girl holding a red flower was started in February of 2021 and reworked in February 2022. I include the before and after to show the difference a year makes when a project is left alone, or allowed to incubate.
These last few months were productive for me as an artist, both in out-put and problem solving.