Irises in June No. 2 (2014)


6×12 painting in acrylic


My abstract paintings are created through the spontaneous application of paint with my fingers. This technique has enabled me to create a variety of textures and designs that I cannot achieve with a brush. Although I have spent most of my art career as a finger painting artist, I also use a very fine brush to create surreal landscapes. While these landscapes retain the dreamy feel of my abstracts, they incorporate more realistic details such as grass and flowers. The colors in my work are saturated, yet you'll find subtle variations in the hues. My paintings are not only known for their vibrant and profound colors, but also for their textures. People often report feeling both energized and calm while looking at my work. About the artist Naomi’s art has been seen in numerous venues in St. Louis since she began painting in 2009. Her work has also been shown in Lexington, Kentucky, Boston, Massachusetts, and Lyon, France. Naomi’s paintings can be found in private collections throughout United States and Europe. Naomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian Areas Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has never received formal training as an artist, but she can trace her somewhat twisted path from ESL teacher, to political consultant, to website creator (just to name a few) to artist. Naomi is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband.

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7 comments on “Irises in June No. 2 (2014)
  1. Turner painted with whatever came to hand … very often his fingers. Don’t put yourself down.
    So did Rembrandt, now that I think of it … the “Drapers’ Guild” painting shows a fancy glove up close … the braidwork/brocade on the glove is made by using the butt end of the paintbrush, scratching through the dark paint to the lighter ground. Sgraffito, if you will.
    I love the double squares, myself. I did a bunch of them when I was painting.
    This doesn’t show up well at this size. The full-size shows it well, but not the whole thing, of course.


  2. I had no Turner painted with his fingers. That’s fascinating about how Rembrandt painted the details on the gloves (now I’ll have to google the painting). I’m not putting myself down in any way, but I honestly have no idea what I’m doing. I enjoy your insights and informative comments! Thank you. 🙂


  3. david says:

    I love this picture Naomi it reminds me of cliff top walks 🙂


  4. meqanic says:

    I like the dimensions of the canvas! The items are well distributed. Wonderful colours 🙂


  5. Thanks, Nic. I am loving painting little tiny details on small canvases. I get to create a tiny little world.


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