About the Artist
I recognize the ordinary - cracking an egg, preparing breakfast, arranging things on a table - all become an exciting subject asking to be painted, especially when the light from outside embraces them. They are no longer mundane. Painting them in real tone, more than an impression, is the fun and challenge. Admittedly some of my work is even a surprise to me - a happy accident - but all with something in common. Tight composition, saturated colors with light…and familiarity.
Working toward expanding the size of work, I am also incorporating birds and whatever creature wanders in to the piece, experimenting with color relationships, always the light, and hoping to gradually add larger canvases to my collection.
Living on the river means respite - swimming, kayaking, fishing and respite, essential and nurturing to my spirit. Being in Maine is inspiring, surrounded by so many diverse artists, a family of creators, many of whom have been encouraging to me...and for that, I am grateful.
Realism - it’s a surprise, the familiar, related.
Preferred Audiences: Adult
Disciplines: Painting, Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor
Elaine Bruckner Abel1414 Dutch Neck Road
Waldoboro ME 04572