Sue Gonzalez Paintings –
I paint water. I’ve been doing it for a while now, but I feel like there is still a lot that I haven’t explored. In the photos below you’ll see that I paint the water of Tomales Bay with some references to particular locations along the shore. You’ll also see the calm water with willow reflections that I see in the pond in my front yard. Then there are the paintings that I could describe as “just water”, but it is never just about the water. It’s always about the sky and the weather and how you feel. And it is sometimes about what you see below the surface, which is what I want to explore further.
At first I focused on how to represent water realistically. When I felt that I had a fairly good understanding of reflections and patterns of waves, I began to focus on mood and color.
I’ve noticed lately that my paintings are flattening out and becoming a little more abstract. But then again, I have paintings that I haven’t shown that include water, but are more of a return to my narrative paintings. So – we’ll see. You don’t always know exactly what you are doing until you look back.
I am thankful for the art instructors and fellow students at:
San Francisco Art Institute
Sonoma State University
Indian Valley College
University of Wisconsin Madison
Artist Reception with Sue Gonzalez
This virtual event will feature a conversation with the artist discussing several pieces, followed by a Q&A session. Registration required; register via Eventbrite. This event is free; donations are encouraged. To donate, please visit our donation page here and mention this event by name in the comments section.
Purchasing art –
You can also see more of my recent paintings at suegonzalez.com. I am currently a member of Point Reyes Open Studios. In healthy times we open our studios during Memorial Day weekend and the days prior to Thanksgiving. But my studio is also open by appointment. There is very good ventilation and we wear masks. You can reach me at email@example.com or call 415 663 9226. A portion of art sales proceeds goes to support the Dance Palace.