Caroline Ryan Morgan

Oil paintings

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Spring 2017 Exhibit Location #10  Wheelchair Accessible

Newton City Hall  
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre
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I graduated from SMFA and currently work at my home studio in Newtonville. My recent still life series was inspired by a commission, and was a great opportunity to change up my style since much of my work is abstract. I had to exercise a different visual discipline that goes along with “realistic” painting.
With my less representational art, I work in layers, adding and removing paint, working with paint sticks or palette knives for texture. When I draw I use heavy paper, building up dark areas with a soft pencil. I place the paper on a textured object and rub over it to bring an image through. Then I erase a lot of it, add more and subtract. The process is very interactive. Working this way reveals unintended images, creates atmosphere, and gives the work a ghost-like quality. It directs me to the next step.


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