Article by Denise Hartley
In the Birth of a Painting Series, I try to give examples where the artist finds inspiration in creating an artwork, and how the creative process develops within the artist.
I begin this series with my painting “Blossom Peak”. It is a 4’ x 6’, mixed media painting on a wood panel, created in 2004. It is in a private collection.
The inspiration for the painting “Blossom Peak” began on a hike I took with my son. We climbed an iconic peak in Three Rivers, California. Three Rivers is near the entrance to Sequoia National Park, on the banks of the whitewater Kaweah River. The park is the home of Mount Whitney, in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is famous for its giant sequoia groves, jagged peaks, and glacier polished valleys, rushing rivers, and wildlife. As a resident of Three Rivers, hiking is an important experience, as well as white water rafting and swimming, and it is the backpackers dream location.
Video: Birth of a Painting Series: “Blossom Peak”.
at January 24, 2018
July - August 2018, Carnegie Arts Showcase, Contemporary Art, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA. 2 paintings
Gallery Photo, 'Blue Iris' 'Blue Iris'
In this series, World of Abstraction, my paintings are based upon philosophical ideas, and addressing the unknown. Paintings by Denise...
July - August 2018, Carnegie Arts Showcase, Contemporary Art, Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA. 2 paintingsGallery Photo, 'Blue Iris' 'Blue Iris'
Artist Denise Hartley moves to Santa Barbara (right) having lunch with daughter Diana.