Still Holding On

Renea Moore Menzies's avatar Renea Moore Menzies

This is an original oil painting. Title "Still Holding On" I use a pallet knife to unify a multiplicity of colors and shifts the paint around the canvas, meticulously contours the paint The result creates a 3-D appearance, my utilization of the oil paint produces a thick buttery appearance analogous to ribbon candy. “My intention was not to replicate nature in its entirety, but to vibrantly portray the distinctive form and movement of each petal and leaf. I sculpt and texturize to reflect both the luminous light and the esoteric shadow of each individual flower you see to convey life as it is echoed in the detail of each heavily textured flower, bringing exclusivity and vitality to this piece." Artist Statement “My creative soul was inspired by a desire to evoke my emotions at the deepest level with vibrantly colored swirls that exude off the canvas and into the heart of the viewer.”

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 72 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 60 inches