Orange DivideHeidi Hybl
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front
30 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
"Orange Divide" is an abstracted landscape. Unlike most of my work, when I started this piece I had nothing in mind except a general idea of landscape/seascape. Playing with color, I applied paint, added contrast, and divided the canvas according to my whim at the moment.
Artist Heidi Hybl starts each day listening to the birds sing in the canyon near her home in Big Sur. Then, she makes a cup of tea, reviews the previous day’s work, turns on her podcasts and starts. She paints in a small studio that is separate from her house, and works on several pieces at a time within what she would call “organized chaos.” She also takes time to tend her flowers, vegetables, chickens and goats. A former medical professional, Heidi worked for several years with laser machines, developing a knowledge and a fascination with the color spectrum and light. Living in Big Sur offers inspiration in the ever-changing atmospheric conditions that arise when hills, canyons, and ocean meet. She then reduces these elements to an abstract experience on canvas in a color palette derived from her surroundings: sunsets and storms, fire and fog.