oils

 

 I love the immediacy of watercolor, the sheer     translucence of color. But when I came back to my art after a long break, I found that what I really wanted was something to sink my teeth into. I wanted a challenge, and oil painting was certainly that for me after years spent mastering "saving the light" in my watercolors. At first I floundered, with these thick pigments- they felt heavy, and murky, and I couldn't find the light, let alone save it!  But I persisted, and found joy in the oily creaminess,  the luxury of layering, and the bounce of the canvas. Oils give me the versatility to create depth in color,  space in texture, and time in the endless layering of motion.

"93@65"
"93@65"

Oil on paper. Approximately 10x14. © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

Kaplan, Amy 1 Sound; Sun and Ice.jpg
Kaplan, Amy 1 Sound; Sun and Ice.jpg

Oil, 30x40 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Canal Street Marsh"
"Canal Street Marsh"

Oil, on paper. Approximately 18x24 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"In the Reeds"
"In the Reeds"

Oil, 30x40 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Wednesday Races"
"Wednesday Races"

oil, 24x30 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Salt River"
"Salt River"

oil on paper, 17x22 © Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Duck Island Rhodes"
"Duck Island Rhodes"

oil on panel, 16x20 ©Amy Kaplan All Rights Reserved

"Forsythia Spring"
"Forsythia Spring"

oil, 16x20

"Last Flight"
"Last Flight"

oil, 20x30

"The Way Home (2 )"
"The Way Home (2 )"

oil on linen, 24x30

"Who you looking at?"
"Who you looking at?"

Oil, 24x30

"Cottage View"
"Cottage View"

oil on panel, 16x20