Orange Surprise – Betty Watkins
Gallery Wrap 16 x 20″
Gallery Wrap 6 x 24″
Acrylic on Wood
“Celebrations” uses symbols that are explosive s iin fireworks and partitions stages of life that are celebrated.
The “Ancestry Series“ paintings was begun to explore native peoples’ symbols & their meanings. The artist used these to tell universal stories. Each painting is executed free-hand with the story evolving as the design emerges. Dots of paint are applied using a number of different tools- whatever works.
Palo Verde in Sunlight
Gallery Wrap 12 x 36″
This tall, narrow canvas lent itself to the wonderful Palo Verde trees that I loved from Arizona and Marfa Texas. There is a bit of gauze fabric to give texture to the tree branches. I then played with sunlight and shadow in somewhat fanciful colors. Purple shadows for contrast with sunlight is a favorite for me.