Fountain in Aix IIJonelle Summerfield
Oil painting on Stretched linen
Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 12 " w x .75 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
A little girl attempts to cool off on a hot summer day in one of the fountains in Aix en Provence. Jonelle framed the painting to focus on all of the wonderful effects of sunlight in the scene. In the foreground, the water radiates in pastel tones. In the mid-ground, the fountain and the girl are cast in strong overhead light and shadows. And in the background, dappled sunlight brings out the many details in the facade. The edges of this piece are painted a raw umber color.
Although Jonelle Summerfield grew up surrounded by paintings, she initially gravitated toward fashion and design over fine art. Jonelle received her degree in Interior Design in 2001, after which her mother began teaching her to paint. It changed her life. Over the next ten years, Jonelle trained and painted extensively to become a full-time artist. She takes an impressionistic approach to romantic street scenes and city corners. The artist travels extensively throughout North America and Europe, photographing all of her own reference material. Jonelle says it is important for her to remember the mood and feeling of the location she’s painting.
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Jonelle managed to recreate a scene from my mother's childhood that did not exist in a photo. She captured both the look and the feel of a deeply personal and transcendent moment - brought to life on canvas. She was a pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend her enough.- J Cohen
Jonelle, your work is outstanding and I learned the hard way that if I waited a day to order one of your paintings it would be gone!!!! This time I took no chances and quickly ordered "Crossing Times Square," one of the few New York City scenes left. As a born New Yorker I just had to have it... I'm happy I discovered your work.- Frank
Jonelle's artistry certainly stands out from the crowd for composition and subtlety in the use of light within color. Definitely one of Ugallery's more intriguing artists.- E Weinman