Inspiration

Monet's Pond at Giverny by Emma Ashby

 Monet's Pond, October 2015

Monet's Pond, October 2015

My encaustic paintings are an abstraction of nature, in which i use the color, translucency and texture that wax provides, to try and create an atmosphere that expresses what I am seeing, or rather experiencing. Ponds and blooms have featured a lot in my work over the last couple of years, especially since I moved to my new studio that has a view of a pond from my window. The shifting light during the day and the changing seasons throughout the year have provided endless inspiration. Then, last Fall, I had the good fortune to be able to visit Monet's famous pond and gardens in Giverny, France, the subject of so many of his paintings. Thankfully, it was off season and we got there before the tourist buses all arrived! It was stunning. Everything I had hoped for. The colors, the hues, the reflections, the blooms! I took dozens of photographs. Of course none of them could do it justice, but they have helped to fuel my recent work.

A number of these paintings will be on display for an exhibition called 'Beauty of Color', a two person show with Patricia Kaufman at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA. It opens Friday August 12th and will run through August 24th.

 Fallen Flowers #1 12x12 

Fallen Flowers #1 12x12