Over the Water - plein air
10 x 8 in (25 x 20 cm)
oil on Belgian linen mounted on professional artboard
About This Painting
From this vantage point, we were standing at a very rocky beach, looking at the back side of Doulus Head & Beginish Island. The colors reflecting from sky to water were magnificent.
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About Roxanne Steed
Lifescapes in Oil
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I find the textural quality of paint an exciting element of painting as much as design, composition, and color. I use a palette knife for the texture and energy it brings to the canvas. Evoking an emotional response to a 'sense of place' is a great thrill for me.
I began 'testing the waters' of knife painting six years ago in a 'challenge' with a fellow painter. Two years ago I started seeking ways to bring more texture into my work. First I went through a variety of brushes, round brushes were helpful in this effort. But I kept returning to 'playing with knives'. Strong composition is my first priority, but the texture is part of the thrill of painting for me! I'm an associate member of Oil Painters of America and the Connecticut Plein Air Painter Society.