Spring is in the Air! At least I can hope for spring with the 50 degree weather. I am also hoping to brighten my own spirits by surrounding myself with vibrant lively flowers. This painting and the last one are so different from my usual artwork. Always a realist, I am enjoying the playfulness of letting go of realism and embracing the impression of the field of flowers. I did an underpainting of three or four colors and texturized them slightly, then began the layering of thick paint with a palette knife.
About Audrey Bottrell-Parks
Best of Missouri Hands juried artist, c ommissioned artist for ESPN, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Promega Corporation, MSU West Plains, PGA golfers and a host of others, Audrey brings years of professional experience to the classroom. Earning her Art Education degree in her home state of Wisconsin in 1979, she has taught publicly and privately for more than 30 years.