Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sunset Reflection

Sunset Reflection - 30 x 40 oil
Available at Hildt Galleries, Chicago

I've had the opportunity to work on some larger paintings these last few weeks. Its been a treat. Unfortunately, this image doesn't do the painting justice- the subtlety of the glazes in the foreground and changes in color temperature just don't register. Anyway, working large has been a goal of mine for several years but this is the first real opportunity I have had to paint this large in quite a while. It presents a whole new set of challenges , but I'm hooked! Now I'm dreaming of 48 x 60 or 60 x 90!


Sheila Vaughan said...

The colours look stunning Deborah. Congratulations on biting the bullet and launching into some big stuff. I am dithering on the edge of doing so. Did you find it posed different kinds of challenges?

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Sheila. Yes, it really does pose a different set of problems to solve-I think I'll do a post on that next time I post a larger piece! Thank you.

Todd Bonita said...

Good for you, this is really terrific. I just scrolled down and saw a few pieces I hadn't seen since visiting..stunning..I'm fast becoming a really big fan. I would love to know about your process of coming up with the you do plein air, photos, imagination or a combo of these? Just curious..whatever the process, you've really got something golden here, good for you.

All the best,

Deborah Paris said...

Thank you so much, Todd. Since moving to north Texas last year, most of my work is inspired by the rural, agricultural area where we live. Most of these paintings are actual locations or combinations of several locations; I work a great deal from memory and imagination, although these are always rooted in what's really "out there". I painted outdoors for many years- and still do- but I find that I spend more time outdoors looking than painting these days. I do take photos but for me memory creates a much more vivid, intense recollection of visual ideas.
Thanks for visiting!