1. Good Ju Ju – oil on canvas; 36 x 36 in.
2. Tiger Eye – oil on canvas; 32 x 32 in.
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.
© Merle Temkin