Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
36 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |8 lbs. 7 oz.
"Every oyster shell is completely unique in its pattern, texture and shine," says Debbie Daniels. "The distinct variety in their individual shapes is what makes them so interesting to paint. Each one has a beauty all its own. Piled together, they are an amazing collection of pattern and detail." Warm light flows across the intricate surfaces of the shells, bringing out an array of pinks, purples, oranges and grays. A rich composition balancing realism and abstraction, and filled from end to end with subtle detail.
Friday Harbor, Washington
Photorealistic oil painter Debbie Daniels creates landscape paintings that depict scenes from the San Juan Islands. Her pieces, often paintings of boats and the ocean, combine careful observation and precise brushstrokes to give attention to often-overlooked organic and structural forms. She explores the islands of northwestern Washington, taking source photographs that capture interesting color, texture, shapes, and patterns. She begins each painting by sifting through hundreds of photos. After selecting the photo reference, she starts each painting with a free hand drawing on canvas using a thin wash of paint. Debbie’s style of photorealism, which first came into fashion in the 1970s with American painters Chuck Close and Gerhard Richter, depicts ordinary life in such fine detail that it resembles photography. She paints from her studio in Friday Harbor, Washington which she shares with several other artists. The shared space promotes collaboration among the artists and a team mentality. Debbie studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design for one year, and has continued to develop as a self-taught painter. Her work has been included in national and international juried shows in New York, Seattle, Washington, and New Mexico, as well as several publications, including Southwest Art Magazine (2017) and the Best of Drawing: Strokes of Genius series (2011).