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Emily Quest fall 2010 oil paintings: Fruit trees
by Quest, Emily, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 11; 1499201
Abstract (Summary)

My Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition consists of a series of eighteen expressionistic "en plein air" landscape oil paintings created in my garden. These expressionistic oil paintings all completed from direct observation of nature, range in size from seven inches by five inches to thirty-eight inches by forty inches. I aimed to capture plants in their various stages of development. These paintings follow the cycle of seasons. Nature itself knows no true stillness, an attribute reflected in the vigorous paint surface itself. I grappled with ambitious creative purpose, examining life, light; color in harmony with a happy existential view of my garden. I intend to pursue similar concepts and methods in future work, which will be focused on painting citrus trees drenched in sunset light, a quality I associate with healing and a transcendent state of mind.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Black, Margaret
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Original artwork
Publication Number: 1499201
ISBN: 978-1-124-85255-3
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