Artist

Kim Stenberg
Alexandria, Virginia

Kim Stenberg compares herself to an onion because of her many layers. Instead of staying put in her native South Korea, she came to the USA to earn a PhD. Instead of retiring as a college history professor, she retired early to pursue her second dream of becoming a full-time artist. Instead of continuing with watercolors, she branched out to the oil medium. The question now, of course, is: what’s next? Fun fact: Kim started painting pet portraits in 2013. She quickly found a knack for capturing the spirit, not just the likeness, of cats and dogs!

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Winter Woods
by KIM STENBERG


Oil painting on canvas board
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2015

12" h x 12" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.

$750


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Take a walk in the woods on a winter day. There is a light cover of snow on the ground. The late afternoon sun casts long, blue shadows over the snow and fallen trees. Dry leaves still dangling on bare branches catch the sun and glow. A magical moment to savor.

This painting was juried into the prestigious Art League Gallery show in Alexandria, VA.

The painting is made of oil paint on linen mounted on a birch panel. It will need a frame for display.

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!

Canvas board

Canvas board is a thin, flat panel of either particle board or cardboard wrapped in canvas. If not already framed, most canvas board work will require framing.

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