Merle Temkin

For the past several years, trees have been the focus of my paintings. Because of my sculpture background, I perceive negative space in three dimensions on canvas. By carving this space away with paint, the tree is revealed, a process of working from the outside to depict the inside.The paintings evolve as I repaint them over and over to find the exact color combinations in keeping with my vision.

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