PAULA HAUSER LEFFEL
I paint The Still Life in oil on canvas. I feel a sense of joy in my work which I try to convey with my compositions and colors, usually from an up-close perspective. In setting up my composition, I am concerned with the forms, spatial tensions and colors of what I see before me. I love the colors of the fruit juxtaposed with colorful Jacquard cloths and chosen dishes and pots.
MATERIAL AND PROCESSES USED
My Still Life oil paintings emphasize composition, expressive brushstrokes and lush color. I like to use highly saturated, lightfast colors from fine oil paint makers such as Old Holland, Williamsburg and Gamblin. I generally paint in canvas sizes such as 12" x 12" up to 30" x 40". I paint around the sides of many of my paintings to allow a continuous impression when viewed hung on a wall. My framing choice is with simple lines.