Who is PATRICE CAMERON and why does she paint this way?
A simple question I will answer with fun and precision!
My Family acknowledged my early artistic talents but I surprised them all…and announced my application into the Health Sciences of Nursing. Let’s just say I intuitively knew at a young age that I would rely upon this life choice to provide for myself. And oh, what a life it was! Challenge, service, security, growth… and all the while I would balance this… with My Art.
I drew with pencil, painted with oils, drew more with charcoal, pen & ink, explored stained glass works, welded metals, painted delicate pastel inks onto black and white photographs, but one day in Berkeley, California… I discovered transparent watercolors and embraced the fluidity of the medium as a genuine expressive mode of my being.
If you have ever wondered what an artist feels about their art…stay with me here…it’s multi layered…
I determine my subject matter according to what I want to experience…. figurative, still life, or landscape, and the size is chosen. I sense the characteristics of my paper and by now have intimate knowledge of the qualities of my chosen pigments. There is much I can foresee in my planning, but once I sketch out my subject and plan for composition, values, primary colors, and shape…the painting takes on a life of it’s own and I am in that Flow… and Paint. A pure combination of knowledge, intuition, critical evaluation, and final dynamic expression!
2018 culminated into a whirling and creative abyss of new thoughts …leading me to focus on Values (those darkest darks to lightest lights), primary color pigments, and shape. These are three of the many basic elements of art! This combination is unique to me... I call this my Tri/Quad painting style.
Take a look at my paintings…three primary colors of blue, red, and yellow will create secondary colors. That is my total color palate…The rods and cones in our eyes allow us to perceive light values, mid tone values, and dark values and this creates our referential focus....how we identify objects. Shapes are the “Delight” for the viewer.
It is my hope you will enjoy my paintings.
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