Brenda Anderson Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Brenda Anderson
Live in: Pacific Palisades, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 2.00
Brenda Anderson Artist Bio:
My paintings at the moment reflect my interest in horizon lines, muted pallets and the subtle changes of light and time on waterscapes and farming areas. Even though my work quite often mimics the coast line and fields of California, it is primarily through my months spent each summer on Lake Michigan and frequents visits to Telluride, Colorado, that inspire the layouts and palette. The many lakes and orchards in the areas I choose to paint are constantly changing with the erratic weather patterns. I try to document these changes; the serenity of an abandoned beach, pounding waves on the shore line after a thunderstorm, dark, cruel rushing water and snowy orchards. My Telluride pieces are usually quite simple and filled with light because that that is what I experience each time I go. I want to capture the drama of sky vs endless fields and the sharp hike of mountain. Each site that I have chosen to paint is lovingly detailed, solitary and actually exists. My work begins with quick watercolor sketches and the use of multiple photos taken of each area. As I love the twilight time, I must be quick to get my subject laid out or the light will be gone. The aim is to capture the shimmer just before sundown, the wild cloud formations and colorful sky. All work is begun on site then completed in the studio using a combination of both acrylic and water based oils. I like pieces that are part of a series, because they are able to tell a more complete story. These are just a few pieces of the many that I have recorded while in Michigan and Colorado.