Current bid: $155.00
“Elizabeth is best known for her marine paintings that have a solitary and sublime melancholy.”
-American Art Collector
I get to live in this beautiful, wild, infamous, and seafaring place . . . a 10,000 year-old ‘spit of sand,’ jutting out 50 miles into the North Atlantic Ocean. I get to paint it over and over and over. Thus, I paint what I love—the history, environment, and people of the Outer Cape. I use memory, experience, and imagination. I work at making paintings that have a clarity of mood, but a vague sense of place. Always thinking that less is more, I distill an image in my mind beforehand, and sometimes again when I paint it. I choose elements that are “signature” components of my work: strong use of obliques, tonal color, big skies, and a solitary feeling often described as sublime melancholy. When I am painting, my choices are made quickly, somehow knowing what “painting marks” come next.
If I am asked why I became a painter, I explain that when I was 8, I was enrolled in art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the paintings that I saw there inspired me. For the first time in my life, I saw great paintings and I was drawn to certain ones. I would explore the museum and seek out the Hudson River landscapes and the huge Lady of Shallot painting. These paintings became my imaginary world, but looking back, I realize that I was probably absorbing them. Mesmerized by their visual impact, I began to fill my mind with the desire to become an artist. As a youngster, I always seemed to be drawing, long after other children had stopped. And I kept on doing it, and then I painted, and that was amazing! I continued to paint more and more. There was no reason to stop. I fell “in love” with painting and never looked back.
Item condition: New
Ending On: August 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Reserve price has been met.
This auction is under proxy bidding.
Total Bids Placed:
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|pmarmaduke||July 20, 2020 7:51 am||$155.00|
|joroda4||July 20, 2020 7:51 am||$150.00||Auto|
|joroda4||July 20, 2020 7:50 am||$145.00||Auto|
|pmarmaduke||July 20, 2020 7:50 am||$135.00|
|joroda4||July 20, 2020 7:50 am||$125.00||Auto|
|pmarmaduke||July 20, 2020 7:50 am||$115.00|
|joroda4||July 20, 2020 7:49 am||$105.00||Auto|
|pmarmaduke||July 20, 2020 7:49 am||$95.00|
|joroda4||July 17, 2020 9:11 pm||$85.00|
|pmarmaduke||July 17, 2020 5:10 pm||$75.00|
|Auction started||July 17, 2020 5:00 pm|