Art in the Commons, March & April 2016: Kate Colpitts and Donna Horn
OBJECTIONS OF INSPIRATION, showcases paintings by Donna Horn and Kate Colpitts. Both draw inspiration for their work from nature.
During her long daily walks, Kate finds things of interest: leaves, pods, trash. She incorporates these images into abstracted compositions of delicate, nuanced color. Kate applies soft veils of oil paint in harmonious color, punctuated by line and/or a pop of complimentary hue.
Donna takes photos of local places she sees while walking or traveling by car on long trips to visit family. Her process involves layers of oil thickened with cold wax. Donna often employs palette knife to apply, scrape, and overpaint. She draws with oil bar, dragging across dried paint. These techniques, along with a non- naturalistic use of color, inform her landscape imagery that is descriptive without being literal.