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SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT MY ARTWORK...

   

”Viewing life as an exciting journey, I pick my subjects as little “souvenirs” along the way…a birds’ lost feather, a bouquet of wildflowers or a memorable sunrise. When possible, I study nature outdoors to see it with my own eyes and capture nuances even a camera can’t. These plein-air sketches done on location, together with other reference materials will bring the subject ‘to life’ in my studio afterwards.

Expressive brushwork, together with the glazing technique help me acknowledge the beauty of the subject matter itself. Glazes are transparent layers of oil paint on top of a monochrome underpainting. The light illuminating the painting goes through the transparent colors, reflects off the under-painting and comes back through the transparent layers, which creates a luminous and almost 3-dimensional effect. The use of this classic technique enables me to “translate” my observations of modern life and nature while keeping the tradition of glazing alive.

Influenced by the way Dutch Masters from my native country used light, I greatly admire Sargent’s genius brushwork and the moody, spiritual atmospheres by George Innes. As a child, I was blessed with the encouragement of my parents. They realized that people are more likely to be most successful in those things they enjoy doing best. Having been a full-time artist since 2006 and doing what I love best every day, I will always be thankful for their support.”

Carole

 

Carole Peirson

P.O. Box 1

Townsend, VA 23443

Phone: (757)678-3340

E-mail: cpeirson@earthlink.net

 

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