KAREN HERTZ-SUMNICHT

I am working to communicate the sense of awe I have for my surroundings.  Trying to capture an instant, a breath, a brevity, moment by moment.  Along with the simplicity that I strive for, I wish to express the sense of timelessness verses limited time.  I try to include small images from my imagination that refer to everyday life.  A dwelling, a dog, a rock, a leaf.  I am using bolder palettes, shapes and layers to capture the atmosphere, air, water, wind, ice, rain- life.

I work back and forth on several pieces at one time.  Creating a conversation between the paintings and myself.  I like to stop, look, make decisions, pull out underneath layers, add additional paint.  Creating a sense of history from the beginning layers to the end of the conversation.

My work is Cold Wax and Oil on paper or cradle board. 

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