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Monday, January 31, 2011
A Winter Dance
"A Winter Dance" impressionism by Jack Providenti
18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas
" A Winter Dance"...just finished. Oil on canvas using brush & palette knife. It looked to me as though the oak trees on the edge of the mountain trail were dancing in celebration of winter while dressed in the remnants of autumn leaves. Behind them a steep mountain slope offered a snowy backdrop.
I paint to celebrate nature and to honor people who are celebrating life. Art, wether it is practiced or purchased, will heal & inspire, it will reveal the extraordinary in what previously seemed ordinary. It also helps us re-experience precious moments. I'm using the skills I've learned in order to inspire an emotional response. I emphasize the play of natural light In my paintings and use color generously combined with brush strokes that capture fleeting and treasured moments. I love to paint outdoors as well as in my studio. Being actively immersed in nature contributes to a soulful expression of her many moods. My seascapes and portraits have been hailed by patrons as stunning, vivid and emotionally stirring.