Hello and welcome to my site! I am an abstract artist influenced by the great outdoors whose medium is oils. Enjoy exploring the galleries, read the "Blog" to get the backstory on many of my works and learn more about me on my "About" page. (Don't miss my new venture the "Drawings" gallery.)
Nightfall in St. Cloud (above) by German artist Gabriele Munter was painted in 1906. It was part of an installation French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 at the Cummer Museum this past summer. When I read the exhibit label I saw that the artist’s technique was described as “overlapping wet-on-wet strokes.” I decided to try it myself based on my observation. I later returned to the Cummer after painting Seascape (Oil on canvas 24x8 inches) to take a look Munter’s painting a second time. My first visit, I did not pay careful attention to the artist’s name. On my second visit I realized I was looking at the work of one of the few females represented in the exhibit. The discovery made me smile.
Below: Seascape (Oil on canvas 24x8 inches) by Melinda Gopp