Expressive oil paintings capture the many textures of nature
From grassy fields to turbulent clouds, landscapes are made up of many textures. British-Canadian artist Georgia Hart illustrates the layered beauty of the horizon in her striking impasto oil paintings. She exclusively uses palette knives to render the many shapes on paper.
“The thick peaks of paint incorporate another layer into my work, contrasting with the delicate, immaculate oil paper that deliberately frames bold and often rugged scenes,” she tells My Modern Met. “These 3D qualities allow the work to be more than a landscape painting: aiming to evoke intense emotion while serving as a window into a place that is both familiar and distant.”
Hart’s ties to Canada and England are evident in her subject matter, as she often depicts the rugged mountain peaks of Canada as well as the pristine beaches of Cornwall in southwest England. Each piece seems to capture a distinct moment in time, in which clouds rush across the sky and light hits the landscape below in a specific way. “I use painting as a way to explore changes in landscapes: considering how perspective, time and the seasons can create an uncontrollable and fleeting mood. Palette knives add an expressive touch to my representational work .
You can purchase original artwork through Hart’s website and keep up to date with his latest creations by following the artist on Instagram.
British-Canadian artist Georgia Hart creates striking textured landscape paintings using a palette knife.
Expressive works are often painted on oil paper.
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