En Plein Air to En Plein Objects
Traveling through the same landscape in western France that inspired the original Impressionists motivated me to attempt en plein air painting. A much deeper connection to the environment was made than if I had just snapped a photograph, it coerced me to be more flexible and forced me to crystallize what is essential in my painting practice. Which then inspired me to move backwards in the art history timeline to the Dutch still life masters who delighted in the simple everyday images and objects. Studying the classical shapes of curves, planes, transparencies and reflections in the everyday objects around my house was the perfect way to re-acquaint myself with oils.

En Plein Objects
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Oil on Paper
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Metal, Glass and Folds Grisaille
2017
Oil on Paper
24"x18"

Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Acrylic paint and colored pencil
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Hoops Up
2012
Acrylic paint and colored pencil
12"x12"

sold
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Acrylic paint
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Hydrant Down
2012
Acrylic paint
12"x12"

private collection
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Oil on Paper
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Glossy, Round and Folds Grisaille
2016
Oil on Paper
18"x24"
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Acrylic Paint
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Old Lamp
2012
Acrylic Paint
12"x12"

private collection
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Acrylic Paint
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Tres Leche: Kuba Kuba
2013
Acrylic Paint
12"x12"
Kathy Calhoun En Plein Objects Oil on paper
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Transparent Reflections
2014
Oil on paper
7"x 7"