Forest RoadCandice Eisenfeld
Acrylic painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 36 " w x 3 " d |20 lbs. 0 oz.
The landscape scene in the center and the abstract border appear starkly different, however they both are a reaction to the lights and shadows of the deep forest. The landscape was created using matte acrylic washes applied with a cloth. The abstract area was formed from layers of color dripped and pooled on the surface. The surface is irregular and then layered with a final high gloss varnish. The matte versus gloss areas produce a dynamic effect, as they change and react to the light in the surrounding environment.
As an American exploring issues of identity, artist Candice Eisenfeld paints through the lens of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School. Rather than depicting a specific locale, Candice’s artwork evokes a sense of place. These "inner landscapes" are invented, and often reference photographs taken during travels in southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains. Whether real or imagined, her paintings are influenced by the Dutch Masters, Tonalists, and Chinese painting. Produced on a single wooden panel, the ethereal landscapes are often joined with segments of aqueous color fields which act as commentary for the landscapes, like the chorus in a Greek play. The crisp, hard edges separating the landscapes from the color fields command a sense of order in an otherwise fluid and painterly surface. With two or three sections of the panel competing for attention, the painting creates multiple focal points. Candice's art has been displayed in embassies in Namibia and Belarus, held in the collections of Norwest Bank and Northwest Airlines, and published in American Art Collector, Phoenix Home and Garden, and Southwest Art magazines. When she's not painting, Candice enjoys stand up comedy, volunteering, sewing and is a self-described "news junkie."