My neighbor to the west of us on Sarah Avenue has a magnificent stand of tall pines. He keeps muttering about tearing them down, such a shame. I thought I better paint them in requiem.
This is my umpteenth painting in my "Three Sisters on Sarah Avenue" series. My daughter asked me when am I going to stop painting trees. When they stop appealing to me....never!
This painting was executed in multiple layers of glazed washes and impasto. I hope you enjoy it!
Laurie Lamberton-Rounds graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, studio major in painting and drawing, and an art history minor from Maryville University in Saint Louis. She has been drawing for as long as she can remember, painting since the seventh grade. "I started painting when I was 9 by copying the great landscape masters like Monet, Van Gogh, Turner. In college I turned more to abstract expressionism, influenced by masters such as Rothko, Mondrian, Pollock. I developed my own style over the years, chiefly as a colorist." Laurie has won numerous juried awards; Saint Louis Artists Guild, Tillies Art Fair, Greentree Festival, etc. and her work can be found in many private collections. "Art should effect who we are, should open our eyes to a new way of perceiving the world, a new way of feeling. I especially love the natural world. Nature is the greatest artist, created at the hand of our Higher Power, "God", if you will.""I deplore the destruction of nature and thank God that visionaries like Theodore Roosevelt, Ansel Adams, Aldo Leopold, and many others helped to establish places we can explore and come to peace with our natural selves." Laurie Lamberton-Rounds currently exhibits at galleries in the Saint Louis area, art fairs,on eBay under the name "Lamberton_gallery", and with EBSQ Self-Representing Artists.