The original was created using oil on panel.
Los Angeles based artist Kelly Reemtsen is best known for her decorative paintings of modern-day women using a thick impasto technique.
On her technique, she writes:
"Although I studied fashion, I took a few painting classes and I learned some basics. But I think the fact that I didn’t do a lot of basics, I, out of necessity, ended up with this thick painting style because it was the only way I could get it done. A lot of people ask me, ‘How do you use so much paint?’ and my answer is always, ‘How do you not use so much paint?’ I can’t imagine doing it any other way."
How do you interpret Falling for You? One of the best things about art is that it is open to interpretation. You can bring your own meaning to every piece you see! For the artist, she sees her beautifully dressed woman like all of us, always falling and stumbling through life but then getting back up and carrying on. She also likens the painting to falling in love. “With anything really… a person, a place, your home, a day. The feeling is nearly always the same. It is just so joyous!”
What have you fallen for that brings you joy? What can you do to creatively express that?
*impasto – The texture produced by the thickness of pigment (paint) in a painting.
For more information on the artist, visit kellyreemtsen.com
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