Artist: Jeanette Obbink
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24" x 40"
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About This Work
“This is a farm on East River Road, just north of Paris, Ontario. The landscape around Paris is rapidly changing with endless subdivisions, and it is only a matter of time before scenes like these will likely become scenes of the past around us. What caught my attention while painting plein air was that little bit of aqua - a coloured tarp on the porch - in the midst of the greys and browns of a near winter landscape. It was the first snow of the season that had accumulated into the grooves of the field, giving it a beautiful rhythmic quality. This studio painting had that plein air piece as it’s starting point.”
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Jeanette has been painting from an early age. She worked as a Delft Blue Pottery Painter after finishing high school, then obtained her BFA in arts and textiles. Two country moves later, she freelances as a graphic designer, and continues to paint and teach. You can often find her sketching or painting plein air, using these notations for larger studio work. Jeanette lives in Paris, Ontario and her work depicts the surrounding area, or wherever her travels take her. Her work has found its way into many private and permanent collections.
“When I paint, I aim to create a point of harmony and peace, a breathing space in our busy lives. As a landscape artist, I paint what catches my attention, either a place that takes my breath away, or the opposite – a place to catch my breath, and as to be expected, they often coincide.”
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