Paula Langstein Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Paula Langstein
Live in: Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
Artworks for sale: 17.00
Paula Langstein Artist Bio:
After working in Graphic Arts for the first few decades of my career I was drawn to the expressive and tactile world of working and creating with acrylic paint. The raw canvas and my chosen tool, the putty knife, has given me the opportunity to explore my past, interpret the present and create a future. My process goes back and forth between painting and carving. Once I have completed an “underpainting” what you see is an abstract representation of what I am feeling or part of the story I want to tell. When the canvas is completely dry I cover it with paint and use my putty knife to carve my figure into the wet paint, thus revealing the underpainting within the figure. I never want anything to look too perfect - I prefer the flawed and blemished. Many times I use abstract symbols in my underpaintings that have multiple meanings. The number “3” comes up a lot in my work representing: birth, life and death; heaven, earth, and water; the human being comprised of body, soul and connected spirit. My inspirations are life, nature, energy, the good and the bad.