Liz will be showing new oil paintings at L'Atelier throughout the month of April 2022. We will have an opening the first Friday of the month. During the month, we are asking you to call to come and see the show. Or come by Saturdays 10-4pm. Telephone to call is 18583366332.
Living in Southern California, I see “potential” paintings everywhere. Easily spotted are the beautiful coastal vistas. However, I'm also drawn to the more intimate everyday subjects. These are scenes that are passed on a daily basis, but on certain occasions the light or mood is compelling. These are the moments I hope to capture on canvas.
I love the constant challenges of painting on location as it forces me to pare down grand vistas or detailed scenes to the bare essentials. It is a delicate balance to provide just enough so that the painting is understood by the viewer, while leaving suggested features to the imagination. I strive to be efficient with brushstrokes yet still capture my feelings about the location.
We’ve all heard “Variety's the spice of life.” Variety also adds spice to a painting: light played against shadow, hard crisp edges versus soft lost ones, thick paint confidently laid against a thin wash, and warm yellows and reds alongside cool blues and greens. These contrasts can really make a painting sing.