"Winter Snow Morning" is a recently completed painting depicting the architecture of trees gathered in the forefront of the distant horizon. The application of white, gray, brown and icy blue -- the orphans of the color spectrum conveys tranquility. Bright yellow hues of the early morning sun barely showing herself, draws one's eye and imagination into the start of a new day.
Throughout my years traveling, many of the estates visited in England have some of the most beautiful "borders" created around their gardens. Often stone or brick, or very high coiffured hedges, I've found none of them to give one an impression of being confined. This particular one is rather more serene in it's design, yet the blue doors are inviting with boxwoods balanced in front, and barren trees dusted with snow.
I have always enjoyed the cycles of the four seasons, yet during winter, I prefer to create my landscape paintings as "unspoiled and pristine."
I have created numerous paintings in oil of landscapes with a full moon in morning and evening in order to portray tranquility during that time of day.
In "Early Moonrise" above, no breeze whispers to pass, so the distant river is without ripples. Over decades, a section of the river has overflowed dividing the tree lined ridge, causing a stream to cascade downward. The moon, full and bright, is reflected in the water and provides atmospheric realism to my classical landscape painting.
All other "moonscapes" have been acquired, and this painting, recently completed after weeks of work in my studio, will be available for viewing by end of March.
Christine Nauman is an accomplished artist working in oil on canvas for over twenty-seven years. She combines a tonal palette with delicate brush strokes applying numerous layers of oil for her tranquil landscapes of autumn and winter scenes with emphasis on the changing light of day.
Nauman's bucolic landscapes of spring and summer seasons are created with an impressionistic color palette and oils are thickly in numerous layers. The texture and additional depth of vivid colors have been compared to both French and American Impressionists of the 19th century by collectors.
Still life paintings are staged in her studio and often compared to works by the 16th century Dutch Masters due to their darkened backgrounds and realistic details within.
As of 2018, her original oil paintings are in over fifteen hundred collections. Many of these patrons around the globe remain in contact and continue to add onto their art collections. Additional paintings of hers are acquired through fine art galleries.
www.christinenauman.com provides detailed biography and available paintings through her Illinois studio.