"I practice watching colors around me as they are affected by varying light and shadow. When a subject attracts my attention in a joyful way, I want to hold that moment a bit longer, make it a little more permanent, and share that joy by translating what I see into oil paint. There is so much to learn about color in nature and the best place to gather this visual information is always directly in front of my subject. Painting outdoors, en plein air, is best of all and becomes more like a sport of putting together puzzle pieces of quickly changing light and shadow patterns. How much can I catch before the light shifts and changes the view? It’s a fun challenge!
I believe that colors as seen in light and shadow are at the heart of painting for both the painter and also for the interested viewer because it records life as we both see it and have experienced it. Beginning each new painting brings with it new puzzle pieces to solve and sharing brings a new communication between us. If I have caught the light and shadow in a moment of time and you can see it too, our appreciation is doubled."
- Patti Mollema
Dune Walk - Oil on Panel, 8 x 10
Robinette's Trail - Oil on Panel
Orchard Ridg - , Oil on Panel, 8x10
Ice Shelves - Oil on Panel, 8x10
Bella Vista Slope - Oil on Panel, 8x10