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Kristy Goggio
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Kristy Goggio has a morning ritual. She wakes up, pours a cup of coffee, and pulls out her sketchbook to jot down the images she saw in her dreams. Her subconscious inspires her art, which often explores themes of giving and receiving or acceptance. Kristy points out that her paintings are not portraits, but rather characters symbolizing the memories and contemplations we all carry with us. She works on anywhere from three to six paintings at a time, adding and removing layers of color with an electric sander to give each piece an aged look. When she’s not making art Kristy enjoys hiking, gardening, sharing good wine and cooking fabulous meals. Fun fact: Kristy is a hobbyist beekeeper and harvests honey!

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She with Key
by KRISTY GOGGIO


Oil painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2014

36" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.

$2,925


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She holds a key around her neck. The Songbird sings to her, see his song upon his chest. Has she released the bird from the cage behind, or does she wish to keep the Songbird for herself? The elusive look in her eye gives the viewer reason to ponder her thoughts. Renaissance influenced, the background is dark and her ornate garb suggests she comes from a stately origin, but it is tattered and worn. Her choice of wearing wild vine berries... to coax the Songbird into song, or, to reveal her earthly love? This painting has an interesting combination of a vintage feel with the surface treatment and the contemporary element of sheet music incorporated on the breast of the songbird. The work is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

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