Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for your recent comment re: light and movement. I go for what seems like ages, in my own little cave, and it's really uplifting to receive your warm and appreciative thoughts on my work. I so love the light and atmosphere in your works, as well, especially the one of the lake scene, above. :) Juliana
Thank you Shirley for adding us and for your very nice welcoming comments. Our program is closely modeled after the PA AVA program - I have been following them for years - how great that you brought that up here - hope to see you out at some of the summer events - It would be our honor for you to display your works - they are absolutely gorgeous - I will send an email to you today detailing those dates - The very best of regards, Diane @ COA
Hi Shirley, Thanks for your interest! I'd like to be your friend! I achieve luminosity and depth by utilizing the old master technique of glazing. I paint slowly . . . and have many canvasses going at once so, while some are drying, others are wet. I can't recall how many layers of glaze that particular painting has, but probably at least 20. I have quite a few larger works that have 80 - 100 layers of glaze. Glazing is challenging for me because it demands acceptance of a loss of control and the ability to carry on with the new vision, as each layer influences (subtly or profoundly) what came before and what will come later . . . I prepare myself, mentally, to relax and be ready to "give up" what may have been my initial vision many times during the painting process. I think the forced awareness of confronting change at every moment is one reason why I paint. I find the whole thing fascinating and I know I'm engaged when I forget about time and eating! I switched from oils to water-based oils and mediums about 6 years ago, but I also do a lot of mixed media. How about you? You, too, achieve a wonderful light in your work.
Welcome to FresnoArts Community. I noticed that you placed art-exchange.com as your website. It would be easier for the community to find your work if you revised it so that they would immediately see your work (ie: http://art-exchange.com/artistbio.aspx?ArtistID=64934)...