Isaiah Ratterman

Shades of Green
Original oil
18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)
$3,800
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"I did a preliminary pastel study of this scene a few years ago after coming across a lily pond while hiking on the East Coast. It was a beautiful spot that I knew I wanted to capture in paint. So often in this watery landscape the egrets see us before we see them, leaving only a fleeting glimpse from afar as they take flight. This experience is what I wanted to showcase in my painting. A pond is a very complex thing visually though, as the space can feel very overwhelming and condensed with all of the foliage and reflections, not to mention the intensely green has in a color palette. My goal was to take on these visual challenges to see how much depth I could create through all the variations in the greens and give the egret a backdrop to showcase its pristine white form. It is a subtle painting built upon layer after layer, working with delicate glazes to achieve a softness and delicate shifts of color play." - Isaiah Ratterman


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