The Grass Is Always Greener Number 2 (2015)

TheGrassIsAlwaysGreenerNumber2Small-8-12-1524×24 acrylic painting on stretched canvas

I’m pushing forward, teaching myself new techniques and new ideas, because when things become stagnant I get bored. And when I get bored, I am not a happy artist. So I decided it was time to do some larger landscape paintings. Glad I did. Because painting a zillion pieces of grass with my eeny-weeny brush became insanely monotonous after about 45 minutes, so I picked up one of my barely-used fan brushes and went to town with it. I’d seen an artist demonstrate using a fan brush to create grass on a youtube video, but I hadn’t really played with the idea. It is fun to use this thing! I am now a fan of the fan brush. 😉

 

paintpallet-8-12-15The eeny-weeny brush and the fan brush.

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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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2 comments on “The Grass Is Always Greener Number 2 (2015)
  1. It is beautiful and lush Naomi and Im a big fan of the fan brush too. Its definitely quicker if you have a large canvas to fill.

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