Northern VisitorElizabeth Garat
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
My intention while making this painting was not to focus so much on the obvious subject matter, but to explore the effects of light on the form of the goose and reveal the patterns of light, color and shadow on the water.
The side edge has been painted blue/black.
Growing up in California and Colorado, Elizabeth spent much of her formative years outdoors. “Exposure to nature early on planted the seed of landscape painting in me,” she says. She enjoyed spending time on her grandfather’s sunny sheep ranch and going to the beach with her grandmother. Her grandmother also would bring her to art galleries in Laguna Beach, where she was first introduced to California Impressionism. Today, Elizabeth lives in Tennessee and enjoys painting both outdoors and in her studio, a detached garage at her home. She has a keen interest in working with color and capturing the effects of light.