Title: View of Phoenix
Weight: 1.0 lbs.
plein air oil on canvas panel, painted with palette knife and brush. Varnished and priced unframed.
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Becky Joy is best known for her vibrant landscapes that so accurately capture glowing light and shadow. Her paintings burst with abundant colors and powerful, thick textures. Painting in the historic Plein Air style, she paints impressions of what she sees and feels in her creative trips to the open air and in the studio. Viewing her work brings every sense to life, creating an expectation of the kiss of a mountain breeze, the scent of mesquite and sage in an oncoming storm. The taste of salt water on the tongue, or the visual explosion of color in the setting sun’s vast sky. The impulse is to reach out and touch her paintings, to become a part of the scene she has created in oil. True to her desire for painting from life, Becky also paints luscious and colorful still lifes. In 1993 Becky moved from her home state of Oregon to Phoenix where she started pursuing art with a passion. Becky has been published in SW Art Magazine, the April 2010 Phoenix Home and Gardens Magazine and the book Art of the West. She is currently a juried member of the Arizona Plein Air Painters, signature member of Plein Air Painters New Mexico and Plein Air Artists Colorado, Laguna Plein Air Painters, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America. Becky's work has been shown in several national shows, American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America among others and received awards for her work.
I like to describe my paintings as controlled spontaneity. After careful planning, consideration and drawing, I quickly paint in the dark shapes with thin paint using a large, flat brush. The energy and excitement of this brushwork is left for the viewer to discover and feel the emotional connection to my work. The final strokes of light, thick paint complete my paintings. These brush strokes are my unique “handwriting” which, hopefully, engages the viewer in my creative process. What the viewer experiences and feels in time, temperature and mood is as important as my experiences in painting the scene. The viewer completes the process by becoming my partner. To me oil paint has a sculptural quality and spontaneous nature. I love the buttery feel of the paint, the richness in colors, both vibrant and subtle. Painting is a building process using careful planning, energy, control and spontaneity. For me the foundation of a good piece of art is an emotional connection between the artist and the viewer. And this is what I strive for.
Ralph Oberg and Wayne Wolfe, juried masters workshop, Ouray, CO Ray Roberts, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air painting Kenn Backhaus, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air painting Matt Smith, Scottsdale Artists School, plein air and studio painting Joseph Paquette, St. Paul, MN, studio and plein air painting Joseph Paquette, composition class, Scottsdale Artists School John Poon, Scottsdale Artists School, studio and plein air painting Jean Chambers, Scottsdale Artists School, still life painting Qiang Huang, Austin, TX, still life painting, Camilla Przewodek, Petaluma, CA, among many contemporary influences.
Shirl Smithson Scholarship 2010 from OPA
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