Bring Nature Home.
Welcome to Whitefield Studio.
I like to think of myself as a creator builder and designer of beautiful functional art. My work encompasses many different medium including watercolor oil and acrylic painting on paper canvas and wood. When I create my art I feel a synergy between myself and nature and that energy or spirit is infused into my work. I often think I am not the one creating but the vessel in which the creation comes forth.
I love nature and create nature art depicting botanical garden flowers,herbs and wildflowers, birds nests and wildlife and woodland tree landscape art. My original paintings are in watercolor oil and acrylic mediums.
I have been painting, drawing, designing in some manner or fashion since I can remember. I received my BA in Studio Arts, where I studied the fine art of printmaking painting and interior design. My very first love was and still is watercolor paintings. Andrew Wyethâ€™s watercolors and Redouteâ€™s illustrations inspire my work. My work experience includes working closely with an interior designer at Sotheby's in NYC for restoration of painted chairs.
I paint in a variety of mediums to create my nature art. My first favored medium is watercolor because I enjoy the fluid changing emotional effects the artist can create. The watercolors are painted using a process called glazing. It is layering pigments down on top of each other building depth of pigment and emotion through color. The process is labor and time intensive. Most of my flower paintings take approximately 56hrs to complete. There are about 10 layers of pigment on a painting.
I do paint botanical oil paintings on a variety of surfaces and incorporate much of the same processes used in creating my watercolors. I am studying to expand and enrich my art and designs with new techniques and processes. I am working with a technique using watercolor and gouaches on furniture and I am adding detailed realistic botanical flower watercolors to my portfolio.
Original watercolor oil and acrylic paintings depicting nature with realism whimsy, inspiring detailed botanical garden flowers, woodland forest, and scenic nature landscapes of Vermont. I also try to capture the spirit of nature's woodland wildlife and birds. I am in awe of nature and she is forever teaching me more with her beauty and magic. You could never be in a bad mood sitting under a tree in nature.
Thanks for visiting...Laurie