Meet My Painting: 'Pasture'

Each painting has a personality and a life of its own. I’m here to introduce you to one of my favorites!

‘Pasture’ gets its name from the wide open field that spreads out across The Farm. I painted this piece from a photo I took on a near perfect day. The clear blue sky was interrupted by a luscious billowing cloud that swept across the sky. It was late afternoon, and the treeline that lies beyond the edges of this image was starting to cast long dark shadows across the field.

One of the best things about The Farm is that its landscape is the constant variable in a frequently changing equation. Had I caught this scene a few hours earlier, the sun would have been high in the sky, and I wouldn’t have seen the deep, nearly-teal shadows in the distant treeline - even in the grassy green of the day, there are warm reddish-pink tones that suggest that the sun is ever so slightly fading.

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Meet My Painting: 'Day Dreaming'

Each painting has a personality and a life of its own. I’m here to introduce you to one of my favorites!

We all dream of somewhere else. Whether it’s somewhere we’ve been, or somewhere we frequently return to, where we are now often isn’t where we want to be. Thankfully, paintings like ‘Day Dreaming’ can take us there as soon as we lay eyes on it. This seems to be a quintessential “Elizabeth” painting for a few reasons: the wide and narrow format, the big sky, and the loose interpretation of the land. There is texture and depth in the sky that signify movement and the fleeting nature of the light in this moment. The subtle shifts in color that add visual interest and depth to the sky, from a cobalt blue to a turquoise-y teal, each layer building upon the last.

The wide dimensions of the canvas are my favorite to work with for many reasons. The wide format of the painting has an ability to allow me to capture a range of moments on the canvas, rather than just one. And if you have never experienced the expanse of a Texas sky, this sized painting is the next best thing. On the far right, you can see the sun hanging onto the sky, fading into the horizon, illuminating that side of the painting with its warmth. As you progress to the left, the light changes the land, but in a softer, more subtle way.

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For The Love of Color

There were many lessons I learned from a certain challenging assignment while I was in school. I learned to loosen up, to not put so much pressure on my work, and to experiment with color. My love of studying color stems from this project. What you might not know about my work is that I often paint the first layer of my paintings with garishly bright colors. I’m talking hot pinks, neon oranges, the most awful yellows, and cartoon blues. But then I layer softer colors on top of that. And then I keep layering. The result is a painting that appears soft, but has an inner glow from those first layers. It is through this process that I am able to feel what I am painting, and how people who see my work derive their emotional responses.

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NEW COLLECTION: The Color of My Sky

his collection of paintings is the deep, long exhale after a period of major life change and the busiest, most jam-packed schedule of my life. With a brain that finally has the space to create again, I found rest in returning to my original inspiration: land, sky, and the wide open spaces in between. I have fallen into rest in these places; they rejuvenate me like no other place can.

These paintings signify a return to an old place in a new personal context. While many things have changed since last finishing a painting, this place has stayed the same. Now I’m seeing it with fresh eyes, and looking even closer into the relationship between the land and the sky. I want to capture the dual feelings of constancy and change, of fleeting moments in a permanent place. The colors of my sky might be changing, but its colors are always beautiful.

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