Lot 4

GROOVY WINTER by Jeanette Obbink

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Artist: Jeanette Obbink
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20''x 40''

 

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About This Piece
"Groovy Winter" started as a plein air piece and was later used as a starting point for this studio work. Winter, or rather when there is snow on the ground, is a wonderful time to paint outdoors. Yes it is cold, but the quality of the light is different from the rest of the seasons and the play of light and shadow is most visible on snow and there is - apart from the freshness - a stillness in the air as sounds get softened. This particular scene is just south of Paris, a simple corner of a cornfield. I’m sure we all pass these kinds of vistas regularly, but it is in standing still, observing, painting, and pondering, that the beauty of its simplicity gets experienced.

 

Biography
Born in Holland in 1960, Jeanette discovered her passion for painting after leaving high school while working as a Delft Blue Pottery painter. Working with paint, brushes and colour felt natural. She subsequently obtained a BFA in Fine Art and Textiles in 1983, left Holland for England in 1989 and moved to Canada with her young family in 1997. She has worked as a teacher, graphic designer and art director but her passion for painting never stopped.

 

Jeanette’s work focuses on land and waterscapes and she will often start (and sometimes finish) a piece painting plein air. Having worked with watercolours, acrylics and even the computer as a painting tool, she now works primarily in oils. 

 

Jeanette teaches art in her studio, gives workshops through other organizations and has been involved in various group shows as well as solo exhibitions. Many of her paintings have found their way into private and permanent collections.

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