“Tulips 12” by Liz Barber Leventhal

Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts

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“My paintings are layered bursts of energy that record experience. Blending nature in the here and now with memories or past experience. Shape,form and line fall into a sea of emotion. A shape appears first as a reflection, then drifts into volumetric configurations. At once capturing the sense of nature with movement and light creating an artistic metaphor both opaque and airy, thick and organic. I am constantly aware of creating light within the work through color pairings and interactions. I pour colors onto the canvas and watch what happens. I intuitively edit and add. I don’t know that it is different from the Impressionist mindset. I am projecting an emotional response to my surroundings in a moment captured not a pastoral landscape; but the glow of the light or the movement of the forms in the painting are similar. The difference may be the application. It’s not the vigorous brushstroke but the calm, soothing application in a more organic way. Mixed media allows for more creative freedom. It is a way to give the materials more of a voice. I direct, they sing. I use many materials to begin a piece. These can be manipulated and moved around as I form the idea of the painting. Mediums are added to get the desired consistency to allow application that takes my heavy hand out of it. I chime in to gather the idea together. I also use graphite and oil pastel as drawn elements. I love to use mark making in the painting as a resting place for the eye. And to add diversity from the very organic shapes used in my work. Translucency is created in many ways and is usually the result of great experimentation. Water and mediums are added to the materials to ‘see what happens. I then use hard edges in oil paint to edit finding the gems in the underlying layers. The shapes I choose are very organic. The theme of my work would be seasons changing or rather watching what changes around me in my environment and seeing that come through the work. I have a pull toward certain pale

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40 x 30 inches
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