IN FLIGHT, 48x36, oil on canvas and panel
The early psychologists taught us that everything we see and experience is altered by our emotions and personal experiences.
The Impressionists taught us that the world we see and the colors within it are created by light bouncing off the receptors in our eyes.
I believe both of these thoughts have merit
In this series I am merging these two ideas by exploring “seeing” and a sense of place through the use of color, movement, and feeling.
FINDING BALANCE, 48x48, mixed media, oil on canvas and panel
“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.” - Mark Rothko
And, Richard Shaw said " If you are painting a tree, paint the way YOU see it."
These two thoughts are wandering around in my brain...
This summer I have been painting in my small studio in my backyard. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, hummingbirds buzz through, and my chickens are very curious, often entering the studio for a visit. Each piece reflects the parts and pieces of my quiet and simple life here. Time and space for silence and reflection.