Marci Green has studied art for the past 22 years in all sorts of mediums, but her favorite is oils. She favors oils because of their ability to convey depth and movement, and appreciates a well-placed swipe of paint, pressed into the canvas in a moment of thought. From her own battles with Lupus as well as the special needs of her children, she understands that life has many layers; some subtle, some transforming, some raw and distorting what's truly underneath. Her paintings reflect life's varied circumstances that ultimately translate into something beautiful.
This was painted while healing from surgery, these gifted flowers spoke of the love that my friends had for me. I wanted to create art that would hold that moment in time so I wouldn't forget the kindness of others. As a new bouquet showed up at my door almost daily, I would paint each arrangement, feeling the love of my friends as I painted. I am reminded of that feeling every time I look at a painting from this series. This piece was painted with a palette knife. I appreciate the tactile quality of applying full-bodied and buttery paint when working with a palette knife, allowing more spontaneity to occur between one’s emotions and one’s hand.
Oil on Canvas
6 x 6 inches
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