Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: M J Elmore

Winter Shadows
Title: Winter Shadows
Description: Oil
Media: Painting
Size: 12 x 16
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Contact M J Elmore


Phone: (650) 321-4403

2019  Showings

May 11 - 12 , Site: 97
6 Tevis Place
Palo Alto, CA 94301


About M J Elmore

Oil painting allows me to observe light, colors and shapes in the world around me more carefully as I think about how I would represent a scene that catches my attention in everyday life and my travels. I love to take photographs of these scenes and then later convert them to sketches where I reduce the details in the scene down to the most essential elements to tell the story of what I saw. I look for shapes and planes that tell the story in a simplified manner, allowing the values of lights and darks to lead the way. I love the process of wet on wet oil paint where colors and shapes emerge from the interplay of bold strokes of brush and palette knife.