Artists' Gardens - Nancy Paris Pruden
Inspiration Close at Hand
Nancy Paris Pruden
In response to our Perspectives “Inspiration Close at Hand” call for paintings created in artists’ gardens or other personal spaces, we received these two images from artist, Nancy Paris Pruden. Although inspiration can be found far and wide, many of us have found “diamonds in own backyard”, especially throughout the confinement of the pandemic. There can be great creative benefits to painting a more intimate and personal world throughout the changes of light and season.
"In English Garden, I tried to organize it by making a subtle grid using an "X " composition. Using defined dark and light shapes hopefully kept the painting from being just a jumble of color. I think organizing a garden is as much an art form as painting it."
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