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Catherine Bath

Painting

I am continually absorbing the beautiful effects of light, pattern and atmosphere on the natural landscape. I love reflections! I build up translucent layers of oil paint for a richness and depth in my landscapes. As the heavily pigmented oils ooze down the painting surface I utilize the drips as shadows, textures and reflections in water. I love seeing what is actually happening with the paint and “going with it”. Smooth surfaces work best and I prefer prepared masonite or yupo (a heavy gauge synthetic paper). When I am painting, I often explore the effects of light from my subjective memory, expressing what has impressed me at a feeling level. At some point, which is never predetermined, I allow my subconscious to dictate what to subtract from or add to the landscape and my palette - which favors expression, not realism - is also determined in the same intuitive manner.

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