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Landscape Series Introduction

Landscape Series Introduction

As an artist, I feel as though I constantly need to evolve.  What inspires me today may not inspire me next month or even next week. Although I truly enjoy painting abstracts and have for several years now, I need to expand my reach.
I am continuing to work in acrylic but have taken on landscapes for about the last three months.  I feel like that transition was so natural and a great next step. My abstract work is very bold, using heavy texture and wide expanse of color.  My landscape collection is be somewhat opposite. Using smooth strokes and many thin layers of color I’m achieving a more gestural work of art. I feel like sometimes less can be more and it shows in the new body of work.
These new landscapes are still somewhat abstract.  I believe that art should take an image or a thought or feeling and try to have the viewer to see it differently.  Art for me is seeing the world differently and in a unique light.  
I have more ideas to expand on both my landscape and abstract series and love to have my viewers along this journey.  Below are some of my newest landscape paintings. They all measure 14”x14”. I like working on a smaller scale as it allows me to produce more work and let my ideas flow.
Seascape PaintingMorning Mist Landscape PaintingYellow and Grey Landscape PaintingSurf Side Landscape Painting

 

Old Beginnings

Old Beginnings

Anyone who has followed my career or seen my early work knows I began with flowers.  When I started painting my subject matter consisted of flowers or still life's with flowers in them.  I truly loved the process - seeking out a garden or park to take photographs to use as reference for my art. 
I started painting in black and white to focus on shadow, tone and composition.  Later I would paint these same flowers in color.  Now I could practice movement and color theory.  It is probably to that time that I owe my use of bright, bold colors to today. 

I am still inspired by nature (see my latest tree series) and will paint the occasional floral.  My love of color and textured steered me towards working more abstract and conceptually. 

Over the years of painting and photography I decided to marry the two.  Since I had so many of these reference photos it seemed an easy start.  After some trial and error I began merging these photos with my more current paintings and other digital elements.  It is such a great way to pay homage to my beginnings in a fresh way.

I've decided to share these mashup photographs and offer signed, limited edition prints.  You can see them here.  Enjoy!

-Elizabeth Moran