Look Into It (diptych)Elizabeth Rickert
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
40 " h x 62 " w x 1.5 " d |9 lbs. 0 oz.
Elizabeth developed this series while at an artist colony in California. The work is based on the flax plant (Phormium), which Elizabeth says she has only found growing in California. "This is a close up view, which I feel successfully bridges the gap between abstraction and realism," she says. This painting required a detailed pencil layout before any oil was added. Elizabeth uses her own photographs for this series, however she explains that a frond from one photo and a frond from another may make it into the same painting. "20 photos might be used for one painting."
This piece is a diptych, composed of two separate stretched canvases each measuring 40" x 30". The overall dimensions listed above include 2" of space between the paintings.