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Long Pond 9

Oil Painting

Created by Virginia Bradley
This image reflects the changing seasons in the Berkshires from late summer into the fall. The transformation of foliage from thriving to decaying was a departure point for this work.

The "Long Pond Series" carries on the artist's interest in alchemy and abstraction—with the added influence of natural surroundings. In 2017, she moved from Philadelphia to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Being immersed in this stunning environment is teaching her to breathe and see again. As she relaxes and becomes in this lush landscape, her paintings are also shifting. The light, air, and color are slowly seeping into the work. The morning dew wakes her with Prussion blue and sap green as she walks to the studio. The surfaces of the paintings change as the light unfolds from dawn to dusk.

The paintings utilize oil paint and resin creating a multi-layered works that are composed of poured paint and editing through addition and subtraction of brush work and the pours. The final image emerges through many generations of layering materials while forming a new voice.

Oil and resin on stretched silk with painted sides.

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