Anatomy of a Lime
By Jenny Stewart
44 x 61 in.
Oil on canvas
Jenny Stewart was inspired and impressed early on by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. ‘I find that like her, I am excited by the beauty I see in ordinary everyday objects. Although some of my work is composed like a traditional still life, many are enlarged beyond a normal scale. I have always been interested in photography and I usually shoot my own reference photographs. With camera in hand, I like to zoom in and explore the subtle textures and curves of an object until I start to lose the object itself,” says Stewart. “I use this same dramatic canvas filling perspective in my paintings. I look for areas where the shadows form interesting shapes, or the light glows thru the flower petals, or the distorted reflection appears on the metal bowl.” Color plays an important role in Stewart’s work, but even more important, is the effect of light on the subject. “I set up my subject, usually in the afternoon sun when shadows are long and I photograph it from several angles.”
To see more of Jenny’s work visit: Jenny Stewart – Celebration of Fine Art (celebrateart.com)