“Merriewoods” by Katie Dobson Cundiff
I just love this painting for so many reasons. The cabin feels rustic and like something that fits within a perfect vacation, the trees are loose and full of character, the shadows are amazing and the clothes on the line, whoa! Those nicely added pops of color just make this painting extra special. This was one of the paintings that Katie had done for the Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out (Cashiers, NC) that just ended on Saturday. What a delightful time that must have been. How great to be a spectator in such a beautiful location full of fabulous artists!
Another painting that I just love, also from the Cashiers Plein Air Paint Out:
“Toll House” by Katie Dobson Cundiff
I absolutely adore how the underpainting shows through, it just adds so much! The little bits of light on the house, the cool picket fence and gate, the bright green sunlit grass and the beautiful flowers in the foreground all make this painting what it is… fabulous!
I am primarily a landscape artist, although I enjoy painting many different subjects including portraits and figurative, animals, still life, rural landscapes, boats, and urban scenes. I think my work differs from that of other artists because of the influence and instruction I received from my father. As a child, I loved to sit and watch him work on his illustrations, and would often pose for him. He would let me look through his art books and by the time I was a teenager, we had long discussions on art and artists. He showed me the works of master artists Degas, Lautrec, Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn (to name a few). Frequent visits to the Art Institute provided me the opportunity to study these and other great painters. This strong foundation in drawing and painting, and exploring the works of fine art masters has been the most important element in my journey and quest to becoming a “painter of life”.
Catch you back here tomorrow!
Images: Katie Dobson Cundiff Facebook