“I started painting a few years ago, but between homeschooling my kids, and painting very slowly I haven’t even managed to work on a dozen paintings yet. Since I hadn’t taken lessons or read books about paintin,g I worry about doing something fundamentally wrong so I am starting lessons now.
I’ve been thinking about windows as a view from one world into another, e.g. from a public space into a private one and vice versa, and how light filters in or out. This is my second painting of windows, the way the light came in from outside and reflected off things attracted me.”
“This is a piece that clearly demonstrates that you, as an artist, has a great technical skill with painting. You have some really fantastic lighting going on with a wonderful play on shadows, especially on that right wall. It creates a very eerie mood.
I’m also really taken by this area with the animal’s head, you’ve depicted texture and lighting here so wonderfully and that’s really exciting. I’m very interested by your artist statement and would love to see you push the idea of public versus private, if you were to go forward and continue working with windows some more.
I’m drawn obscure structure outside the window, and I’m almost craving just a little bit more information as to what it may be or what other things are occupying that space behind the window. Everything in this piece evokes curiosity as a lot of it is very specific and unique.
I think that the amount of information we get on the side of the window that we’re on as viewers is working pretty well with the Boar’s head and these unique candlesticks.”
However, moving forward, I think that adding some even faint details in the very dark area on the other side of the window may be useful and also, might create a really great sense of depth.
Overall, this is a really wonderfully executed piece and I really hope you continue to explore this rich subject matter.”
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