I am bewitched by the beauty around me; I want to record it.

Les Ateliers d'Artistes A Painting Within a Painting Horizontal 23.62 x 31.89 Les Ateliers d'Artistes.. Product #: 1846

A Painting Within a Painting

Status: Les Ateliers d'Artistes
Painting Number: 1846

Price: $8,500

In our mas (farmhouse) we renovated, there was an old garage on the back (or north side) of the house. We demolished it down to its shell and built a much-needed laundry room, a small bedroom with its own bath, and a studio for me. The bedroom ended up right next to my studio and needed some light. So, we found and installed a wonderful old, very grand pine window (antique and a deal except for the fact it had at least four coats of paint on it that Don and I spent many an hour scraping off!) But it had its merit as I could open the window and, voila! subject matter for many an interior painting of tousled bedcovers and also models lying on the bed. It has been the subject of several paintings so far as I am fascinated by the soft warm and cool hues of white sheets created from a cozy bedroom lamp.

All my life I have been obsessed by light... what it does to the most mundane of subjects. And even the most exquisite. Seems now I am forever attracted to subject matter where light, whether it be from the sun or from a lamp, shapes, molds and makes beauty on the subject. Maybe this is the reason I like to paint interiors, especially tousled bed covers. It’s an intense study of how light warms something close up and cools off as the light fades.

I had fun with this one.

About This Painting
Medium Oil on Canvas
Orientation Vertical
Size (inches) 51.57 x 38.58