I enjoyed meeting Amanda and her daughter at the recent Magnolia Gallery event. Here's what she posted on the EBSQ blog:
The evening event took place at Magnolia Gallery, just outside Greensboro, GA. They specialize in southern art of all mediums and genres, but with a strong emphasis on Nature and Still Life. Pat’s paintings, especially her paintings on stone were a perfect match for this beautiful setting. If you’ve never seen one these paintings on slate outside of a photograph, you really are missing out.
As Pat took us on a tour of the gallery she shared with me the process involved when painting on slabs of slate. Two things you cannot tell from a photograph:
- The colors on these paintings are incredibly rich and the varnish gives them the slightest glow.
- The texture you think you see from the painting is actually straight from the shape and ripples in the stone.
We were lucky enough to also have a look at beginnings of her next painting on shale. Can you believe that stone was not cut to the shape you see? Pat makes no changes to the original stone. Inspiration hits her when she “sees” something in the folds and textures. Wow!
Thank you, Pat for making our evening a delight. My daughter enjoyed listening to your talk as much as I, and for once she was allowed to touch a piece of art. I hope we are able to meet up again in the future!
You can view more of Pat’s art on her website, patburnsart.com and in her EBSQ Portfolio.