I love playing in my studio!
Playing in my studio
I love playing in my studio! That means that I am always experimenting with ideas for different creations. I am like a sponge absorbing interesting scenes, images, themes, etc. If I see artwork I love that is different from mine I want to play to see how I might incorporate that into something I create. If I am out on a walk and am smitten with some image I find intriguing or beautiful I will snap a photo of it with my cell phone. Many of those photos end up becoming paintings.
“Birches” is one of those ‘experiments’. I really wanted to do a decorative painting that was fresh, iconic and cheerful. Birch trees seemed like the perfect choice having spent so many summers in northern Michigan. I had been seeing many posts on Facebook from the Davis Vachon Gallery http://www.vachonarts.com/ in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was intrigued by their decorative images. So I was off to the races with this painting!
My goal was to create a fun, summery, happy painting. This painting just evolved as I was painting it. I didn’t do any preliminary sketches but started by just putting paint to canvas and seeing where it led me. So what could be better for a fun summer painting than to have sun, water and cheery birch trees?
“Birches” is a 24″ X 36″ acrylic painting on 3/4 inch gallery wrapped canvas. I has been varnished and wired and is ready to brighten someone’s home.
Hope you enjoy viewing this painting as much as I did creating it! You can read about many more of my paintings here: https://kathyandersonart.com/category/paintings