Donna Keyser, Painting

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More paintings are available for sale in the SHOP or in Twisp at D*signs Gallery,  or commission.

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My work is inspired by the land, and the way people live past and present. It is about relationships, memories, about looking at nature with and through the eyes of a lover, an old timer, a dog, Wondering what has been abandoned, forgotten, reclaimed. The land, light, the work of other artists inspires me to paint. Once started something else happens. Painting becomes a record of events, natural and human that happen in the course of painting. How do I give form to atmosphere, this mornings light, frustration and sadness, people long gone?

The format 24” x 80” is deliberately life size, comfortable to me as the painter with the hopes it draws the viewer in physically as well as visually.

I paint on wood so I can go forward, or back-wards by sanding, then glaze to create a surface or lens for the light to shine through.