Spirit of Place: Cottonwood Trail

Nancy O'Dell-Keim
2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

This expressive landscape is part of Spirit of Place series. Imagery is created from memory, capturing mood, light, and energy of a place and time.
My process focuses on finding imagery through use of expressive marks, lines, colors, while also emphasizing movement and energy. When I begin a painting, I quickly put down layers of marks using oil bars or pigment bars, then wipe off, repeating the process until finding a direction, contrasting the defined and the developed, against the loose, less finished areas.

Oil paint and oil bars on primed wood.

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