“Hazy Afternoon” by Leslie Saeta - Image: SaetaStudio.com
Let me start by saying there is something about this artist that makes you instantly like her… I don’t know why, but she appears to be such a likable person, and her paintings… so different! I saw that someone commented on this painting on Facebook and instantly had to know more about this artist. She paints all her paintings with a palette knife. I love how this painting shows the haziness, but also shows the crisp clear foreground. It’s visually interesting… Very striking! I’m telling you, you need to check out this artist… she does more than paint, she has a radio (blog radio) program for artists, and she helps other artists become successful, take a peak at her website!
Speaking of… here’s a blip about the artist, from her website!
Leslie Saeta is an award winning artist who paints fresh and colorful paintings using only a palette knife. She paints in her studio full time and has over 30 years of marketing experience. In addition to painting, she is devoted to helping other artists sell their art, especially on-line. She hosts a weekly talk radio show titled “Artists Helping Artists” which is a great resource tool for all artists. The show is currently listened to by over 1100 artists per week.
Leslie has always been interested in art but officially entered the world of fine art as a novice painter in her mid forties. Her art may appear to include energetic brushwork, but she paints exclusively with a palette knife and a heavy build-up of paint. Working with a limited palette, Leslie strives to create beautiful colors and capture the light perfectly in every painting.
In addition to being a full time artist, she is a wife and mother of three teenage boys.
Education: U.C. Santa Barbara, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Memberships: Oil Painters of America, California Art Club, Pasadena Society of Artists, American Women Artists, Women Painters of the West, San Gabriel Fine Art Club, Verdugo Hills Art Club.
Leslie has studied with the following artists: Scott Christensen, John Cosby, Ken Auster, Calvin Laing, Marc Hanson and Peggy Kroll-Roberts.
Leslie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org