Solitude original art 20 x 24 inches oil painting on canvas in the style of contemporary realism. A limited number of 100 high quality giclee prints, signed and numbered, are offered for purchase.
Solitude is a 20” X 24” original oil painting by Kristen. She wanted to paint water. Kristen decided to create a large standing pool of water with reflections. Along with her love of water and textures, she decided to include in her painting a large, slow moving river with old, gnarly trees standing solidly among the stream.
She wanted to create a feeling of peace, serenity and solitude, so she chose cool colors along with a bright red canoe and a single white egret fishing for food. “I love the texture of trees and rocks. I enjoyed painting the flowing trunk and branches of these old trees. I also like the brown colors found in nature. If you stare at the trees you can see different subliminal shapes. Wood and rocks and bones are all quite fun to paint. In this piece I wanted to bring the viewer into a quiet place.
I wanted he or she to feel that they had been in the red canoe and had landed beside the tree and were witnessing one single white egret looking for its dinner. I wanted to bring the viewer into a place of solitude. I originally painted the water, canoe and trees. I kept looking at this painting and I kept seeing an egret. If I get an image into my head and if I am not able to let it go then I have to follow that idea. After about one full year of thinking that I had completed this painting,
I took it down and added the white egret in the lower right corner. I then gave the painting its name, ‘Solitude’ and then I knew it was completed.”
This is a 20 x 24 inches original piece by Kristen. It is a wonderful piece for any collector who wants to be transported to a place of peace and relaxation and solitude.