Most of the artists that I know like to give themselves challenges. I know I certainly do- so here is one of the recent ones. I call it "Through a Glass, Darkly". One day the sun was shining through the front window and through the cabinet that long ago replaced a wrought iron railing over the stairs. It is glass on both sides and contains mostly glass. Here the light was coming through goblets, a glass bowl and a smoked glass jug. I took a photo as obviously the light would change before I could do a painting. It was fun to do although it took a long time. I did a complete drawing first to get all those curves and spheres correct, then I traced that onto a canvas. The actual painting was another challenge as a lot of it was built up slowly in glazed layers. Nothing was completely straight-forward as you are seeing through glass, through the items in the cabinet and also seeing reflections, including that from the back of the cabinet. I persisted as I felt there was a bit of a magical quality to it. Eventually, I decided it was finished. I will be showing this at my open studio for DoorsOpen on June 3rd and 4th. I'd love to know what you think of it.
Loraine Wellman has studied art ever since she was a child and was recommended to classes at the Vancouver Art Gallery.She has a certificate from Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr) and a B.Ed from UBC. Exhibitions include Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond City Hall.
Loraine is an Active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of Richmond Artists Guild, an a regular participant in a Life Drawing group. Her paintings are in collections in Canada, USA, Europe and Taiwan.