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Samantha Haring

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Samantha Haring
Checkmate
Oil on Canvas
20” x 16”  |  2016
$650


PROCESS

“It always starts with drawing. I carry a sketchbook with me at all times. I made many studies of the floor tiles in the studio where I teach in preparation for this painting. Something about the colors and the way the tiles fit together where they met the baseboard intrigued me. The dust, scratches, and imperfections on the plaster wall were great fun to translate into oil paint. I built up layers of complementary colors to create the luminousness of the “white” wall. I used a palette knife for the sharp edges on the floor tiles, and a wide, dry bristle brush for the paint residue and other interruptions on the baseboard. Periodically I scraped the painting down and began again, gradually building up the surface of the canvas until it resembled that particular section of wall and floor.”

Samantha Haring


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