"Spring Willow," Oil on linen, Cynthia Quinn
Friend of Kathryn Lederhause, DHS Employee
Was on Display:
March - May 2011
"This exhibit of selected oil paintings of trees in the landscape
were created in the last two years. I prefer to paint on location, called
plein air, when possible. In preparation for most paintings, I like to
create sketches and studies as preliminary thinking. Doing this step helps
me understand the nature of what Iím going to focus on in a painting. My
goal is to not be overwhelmed by the details and to concentrate on the
aspects of light, shape and shadow that are occurring in the environment.
Many times during my painting process, as the artist, I determine to
exaggerate a feeling or intuition about what I see to add drama, or just
because it feels like the right thing to do. In reaching this point, there
is a freedom to interpret that makes the creation of any painting more
personal and enjoyable.
I paint in both oil and watercolor and exhibit widely, and am a
signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Please
visit my website and/or Facebook page to see more of my work and find a
current listing of my upcoming classes, workshops and shows."
Sample images from the art display at 1 West Wilson
Street. Select each image to open a larger version.
September 03, 2013