Enjoy the beautiful, ethereal landscape oil paintings of Kari Feuer; whether representational or abstract, they are full of texture and color. To view more of Kari’s art, please visit her website.
The landscape is the subject in all my work, whether it is representational or abstract.
After many years of painting outdoors as a beginning, self-taught painter, I now have lots of “notes” in my head. I find that I can work in my studio; sometimes from sketches or photos and sometimes from imagination.
I am more interested in the quality of the paint on the canvas than in a detailed representation.
I paint with a palette knife and actually love the loss of control that this technique provides. This way my artwork doesn’t get too fussy.
I generally work on linen, which is strong enough to take the scraping and swirling of the knife. If I’m building up a lot of impasto, I switch to very thin glazes, just touching down over the high points and adding sparkle.
Painting in the studio frees me up to be inventive with color. If I’m painting outdoors and see a brownish-yellow field, it’ll generally be that color on the canvas.
I had some very good instruction years ago on color-mixing, and I can duplicate colors well on my palette, but it’s much more fun to invent a color. Brownish field? Make it yellow-orange and put a purple-blue sky next to it to make it sing!
After painting New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley landscape for many years, I was drawn to working with some abstracted versions of what I was feeling outdoors – the sounds, smells and breezes.
These are gestural paintings with lots of movement, slathering and layering. I particularly like the surprise mixtures of colors that sometimes just happen in the moment.
I often show the landscapes and “air-scapes” (or abstracts) side by side. They make interesting conversations with each other…about the colors, shapes and view of nature.
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