Marcia Burtt Gallery
Mirroring the surrounding landscape, these paintings of inland water give us a feeling of escape and introspection.
Lakes and ponds capture fallen foliage and colors of the sky, while a change in vantage point reveals a murky world of dark greens and browns. Smoothly blended brushstrokes and washes let us look into the watery deep. Retreating and overflowing creeks, rivers, and wetlands feed these momentary visions in oil or acrylic; short streaks and dabs of paint form the ripples and speckled colors of their dynamic surfaces. Thick and thin paint application accentuates textures of grasses and needs contrasting with smooth wet surfaces. Tactile pleasure in the mediums draw us close to the canvas and into these painted idylls.