Archive for August, 2009
The Morning Glories painting was partially done utilizing a “negative painting” style. This is achieved by leaving white spaces at various points to keep the viewer’s eyes flowing throughout the painting. This technique was used by the artist Charles Demuth in many of his paintings.
I was attending art class at the University of Minnesota Morris, where each student produced a still-life painting. I propped up my Mom’s party dress (the red background), her diamond ring and my grandmother’s antique Bavarian vase. Since the time of this painting the ring has broken, which makes this painting even more meaningful to me now. 20×18.
This painting is a landscape of where I live. When my family comes home to visit, one of their favorite activities is to go for a walk in these hills. 18×24
My inspiration for this painting came to me after visiting Claude Monet’s flower garden in France. These Water Lilies were painted partially in an abstract manner, using negative painting to give you the feeling of water or luminosity (24 x 36).