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Linda Barber

Paintings

For the past twenty five years I have been living in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada where my painting has mainly focused on the landscape.  This area offers such a rich variety of subjects, from the local crops of soybeans and wheat to the vineyards  and the dramatic shoreline of Lake Ontario.

These scenes are captured using acrylic paint with brush or palette knife in a style of painterly realism.  Acrylics are very versatile and I love the bold colour.  I juxtapose areas of thin washes next to thick impasto brushstrokes to create a vibrant and textured surface.  I like to paint plein aire whenever I can. Painting out of doors with the added element of weather and quickly changing light has been a learning process, but the results are worth it.  I finish some or these paintings in the studio using sketches and reference photos.  I invite the viewer to enter into the painting and make their own emotional connection, or evoke some personal memory.  I also create commissioned pieces for customers and enjoy this process as well.

 

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