Description I love the colors and the unique perspective of this one. In preparing the 'canvas' for this painting I applied a mix of titanium white and light yellow cadmium with a palette knife to add a great deal of texture all over. I used thinned oils for the subsequent layers, where I defined the shapes and values, leaving some of the original background exposed for the small amount of negative space in this piece. The surface is an actual 12' vinyl record, and this was done as part of a series of florals on vinyl records in preparation for a gallery show in NYC.
Claudia Goodell, Albuquerque Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement I rediscovered my love for art and found my passion for oil painting after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Fibromyalgia in 2005. Having previously worked as an audiologist and later in pharmaceuticals, chronic illness forced me to abandon my career to stay home and rest. What I didn’t know was that a new opportunity was blooming. During this challenging period of change I was encouraged by my son-in-law, a very talented artist, to "just paint", but shortly thereafter we lost him to suicide. Having inherited the contents of his studio, his influence is present in my work. I am inspired by people, science fiction, nature and color. I am primarily self taught, with limited formal training. Based on “Curvismo”, developed by Ricardo, Chavez-Mendez, I have recently found a new sense of liberation in my creativity, and my new style is emerging. This process has enriched my developmental process greatly. Art is my new focus, and so I "just paint".
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Thanks to Teng Tan for belated permission to use the original photo "Rose Close at Heart" http://www.flickr.com/photos/tengtan/ as a reference for my painitng "Rose", which I use as my profile picture.