“Crowded Kindesses” by Emily McNeil
24″ x 24″ oil on canvas
Emily McNeil’s art education consisted of taking classes and workshops, reading books, watching videos of her favorite artists, going to museums and galleries and studying her grandfather’s copies of Art of the West.
She is grateful to Brent Burkett, who nurtured her in his quiet way through the techniques of “real art”; to Tom Browning, who told her he thought she could make it as an artist; to Morgan Weistling, for his kindness and critique that still makes the artist smile to think of; to Scott Christensen, for the abundance of knowledge he shared; and to Dan Gerhartz for his teaching on color temperature, his critiques, and his inspiring life and paintings.
“…All things await the sensitive and imaginative mind that may be aroused to pleasurable emotion at sight of them. This is beauty. The art student that should be, and is so rare, is the one whose life is spent in the love and culture of his personal sensations, the cherishing of his emotions, never undervaluing them, the pleasure of exclaiming them to others, and an eager search for their clearest expression.” – Robert Henri
“Pink Garland” by Emily McNeil
6″ x 8″ oil on canvas
Symbolically, a pink rose means perfect happiness,
June has long been considered an ideal month for roses. Not only are they in season, but they are a popular choice for still life paintings.
“Sweet Garland” by Emily McNeil
6″ x 8″ oil on canvas
Symbolically, a white rose signifies innocence, purity, and new beginnings.
One needs time. Long stretches of time.
Let yourself have this time, without media distractions.
Let all your senses participate in the moment. I
t is this elevated way of seeing that gives you something to share.
What you see most deeply is the thing to create from.
Take from your experience and make it your own.
Arrange things the way they were in your daydream.
“Through her paintings, Emily McNeil invites you to see the world through her perspective of beauty and elegance, of exquisite light and rich color. Her trained eye and disciplined skill are blended with an alluring charm, making her paintings delight your senses and touch your heart.”
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