Susan Osgood
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about oils on canvas and wood:

I discovered abstraction in 1977 after training in realism and started working in large scale at the same time, jumping into the challenge.

Often beginning with no image in mind, I am lost but traveling. I explore each mark and where it takes me. I stay observant, watchful within myself. Experiences weave together, informing one another. Colors rise to the surface and recede to depths, atmospheric spaces emerge and luminous shapes appear. Gradually an image surfaces and takes hold, bringing with it memories and emotions.

Each painting is a process of slowly finding and discovering the composition as it moves and evolves with the changing of colors. Itís about having a back-and-forth dialogue until life breathes into the piece.

 

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