2011 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Sylvia Moss – Santa Monica, CA
When I place my brushes into the paint, my desire is to express my love of the land and my respect for Nature.
I am inspired by sunsets and my series of ‘skyscapes’ moves from the extremely abstract (paintings in which the land is unrecognizable) to the fairly representational, with suggested shapes of the wonders of nature. The mood is set by colors that range from pastel blues, pinks, and soft greens of quiet afternoons, to strong oranges, reds, and purples of vivid sunsets. The mood is supported by a technique that combines bold brush strokes of thick oil paint with textured materials. I create these paintings, first with a variety of materials: different kinds of fabrics, sand, coffee grounds, or more acrylics. The first color to be applied is a deep brown. This foundation color shows through the succeeding layers of colors and adds depth and dimension to the final work. Final layers of paint, the paint that you actually see, are completed with oils. Here, my wish is that the viewer will share with me this exciting world of enriching color and shape that seeks to pay homage to Nature.
Scherzo in Green