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Dresser 1 - Original Painting

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5 x 7" gouache on masonite panel painting of the items that sit atop my dresser. This is a study for a larger oil painting.

All of my work has something to do with the idea of "home". I'm fascinated by the small bits of our world that stabilize us and that can so quickly disappear. Whether it be a still life of very personal items or a portrait of a president, each painting has a quality that makes me feel both comforted and anxious. All of the depicted objects have some sort of importance to me, from the ceramic tray I received as a wedding present to the red basket that my mom had used to hold buttons.

I really like working with gouache due to its opacity and how quickly it dries. Because it is a water-based paint, like watercolor, gouache paintings should not be exposed to moisture and ideally should be framed behind UV shielding glass. For more information on gouache, please look here: http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/pigmt7.html

Dresser 1 - Original Painting


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  • Materials: gouache, panel
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