Spring Green, oil on canvas, 30″x30″
Bragg Hollow Studio, Rhinebeck: 15 Center Street, Rhinebeck 12572 | 845-372-3840 | Handicap Accessible
My painting changes with the passage of the seasons. Spring and summer’s warm weather draws me outside to paint alla prima, en plein air with watercolor. In the fall when the weather cools I move into my studio to paint in oils, using my watercolor paintings from past summers to influence and inspire the subject matter of my oil paintings. I am not interested in recreating a faithful record and I do not take photographs. I depend on the watercolor paintings and my memory to create the fanciful compositions that reflect the mood and aura of a particular area.
The colors on my palate are saturated and bold. Oils, for me, are large. The tools required fill my hand and the paintings show clear and intentional evidence of the artist at work with the palette knife.
While I wait for the coming warm spring I create in collage by ripping and tearing passages from old watercolors and rearrange them into new creations. Then it is warm again and I am back at work with watercolors.