How lovely is a carpet of royal and bold-blue colored wild flowers growing upon the rolling hills of Texas in spring? They are especially unique too. Bluebonnets grow no where else in the world.
Upon further research of these flowers, I came across an historic quote. "The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland." These are words one never could forget.
The oil painting is simply titled "Field of Bluebonnets" and considered first in the original series of these flowering fields.
"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."
Christine Nauman is an accomplished artist working in oil on canvas for thirty 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.