|"Sweet Attraction" 40" x 40”|
Who and where are you from?
My name is Carin Gerard and I am from California, United States.
How you got into this?
My mother was an artist who specialized in landscape and portrait with a modern twist and my father is an architect coming out out the Joseph Eichler movement and he worked with Steven Ehrlich in Venice, California.
What is your driving force?
I am drawn to my canvas daily because it is the one element in my life that brings sheer joy and expression. I feel free in my studio as I can close off the noise from the world. I love to paint images oversize because it gives me a sense of intimacy and sensuality. My driving force is my passion to feel the paint move under my brush and see the soft blending that I get with my special mediums, in essence to create something from nothing.
What kind of work you do and why?
I am coming from a Still Life background, but now my work has become more contemporary and modern because I am exploring scale. By this I mean that I am painting much larger than life and although I work from life, I choose my own interpretation of color.
Tell us more about your thought process.
I start by thinking about what is going to make me happy to spend 2 months on. I sketch my ideas in journals first and then start photographing my subject matter over and over untilI find a composition that really excites me. Then I play around with scale and color until I am ready to sketch it on the canvas. I start with an inprimatura, which is the first color that I paint on the canvas…usually a transparent stain. Then I draw on the canvas with a wax crayon so the following layers of oil will not lift off the drawing. I work with glazes and I build up the form with white from the very first layers. I build up many layers of transparent glazes and my whites shift from titanium to flake.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
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|"Peony Plethora" 38" h x 28" w|
|"Blue Moon" 40" x 40”|
|"Closeness" 2017 60" x 60"|
|"Single Gardenia" 30" h x 38" w|
|"Floating Garden" 60" x 60"|
|"Connectivity" 2017 60" x 46"|
|"Inner Beauty" 36" x 36”|
|Peony In Bloom 36" x 36"|
|"Bonding" 2027 60" x 72"|
|Dancing Peony 30" x 42"|
|Gardenia Repose 72" x 84"|
|Carin Gerard in Studio 2017|
For more of Carin Gerard Check the links below:
Website :- https://www.caringerard.com/
Instagram :- https://www.instagram.com/carin_gerard_art/
Facebook :- https://www.facebook.com/carin.gerard.art/
All Images are copyright by: Carin Gerard