Carol Banfield

I am most interested in color and line quality in my paintings and drawings. The drawings and images are used to explore a different sense formed by color and not entirely by nature. The images fall into two styles: a graphic, flat-painted style, and a more realistic style. The graphic paintings begin as pen & ink drawings. I retain the original line work on the canvas and add lots of colors. It is a constant battle to balance the colors with the shapes and distances portrayed in the painting.

The realistic paintings are concerned with the quality of light and shadow: how to portray an afternoon sun or a morning sunrise in January. Snow is a favorite. Sometimes the two styles cross over into a painting, creating what appears as stained glass. I prefer to work in oil paints for the subtle color changes and blending it allows.

Building: 117 - Studio: 3222
Phone: 415-203-2248
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