Butternut Landscape recently sold...

Why are these studio models dancing? They are happy a favorite painting of theirs, "Butternut Landscape", is going to a color-filled home. The orange painting on the wall just past the dancers was seen online by someone who surrounds herself with color... in her home and in her attire. As she came into the studio to view it in person, she spoke about her attraction to color.She didn't have to say a lot... we both agreed - really, how can one not have color around them? To me it is like drinking water. How can one not? And I was intrigued and thrilled when she said the painting is planned for a purple wall in her home. (Sounds. so. delicious.)  The amazing thing was how easily she made the decision. She didn't need to take the painting home first... she didn't need to "try it on". As an artist, I am "in it" every day and all the time and to think someone else has that same kind of ease.... well... I LOVE that. Really, I LOVE that.
Thank you again, NR. I hope this bit of color keeps your days bright.

A Process note: The small orange color here is a detail of the painting. The process for this painting was a little different from the rest of my work. The texture is achieved by layering tissue paper and crinkling it within the layers of wet paint. Once the texture is there, I paint the entire canvas and the "veins" with the darker butternut. Then I rub in a lighter creamier butter color between the veins. The last layer over the veins is done by lightly touching  the surface of all the veins with a still slightly light butter color. Love the depth it creates... hope you do, too.

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