Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Barbara McCann, Americana (3)

 Americana - Acrylic, Oil, Paper on Canvas

Santorini

I Thought It Was Yesterday – Acrylic, Oil on Canvas

Barbara McCann

1948 - 2011


Barbara McCann's work imbues a heavy impasto palatte knife technique with a sense of solidity and dimension. It is a technique well-suited to her impressionistic style.

Her use of light, rich saturated color and application of heavily textured paints mark her as as an heir to the impressionists’ ideals – to create works that represents a feeling the image evokes rather than the accurate reproduction of “reality.” Light, shadow, color, texture and perspective are the fundamental elements Barbara uses to create her visions of warmth, wonder and life.

She is equally at home painting representational or abstract work. She creates a canvas with color, movement and energy whether she shows you the image or she lets you see the image.