Rebecca Bennett Artworks
Stunning oil paint, layered abstractions on canvas by renowned Austin, TX artist Rebecca Bennett. Rebecca Bennett's East Austin studio featured by the Austin Chronicle. My process is one in which the artist and the paint are equal partners negotiating the surface of the canvas as if the paint had animate qualities.
My love of color, the response it evokes, and my physical environment inform my work. When "in the flow" there is no better space. My intention is to share that sense of peace and well being. When asked how long I've been painting, I say "all my life". -Rebecca
Using the sensual qualities of oil, I create layered abstractions which explore the dynamics of color, line, and texture. The viewer is encouraged by their abstraction to interpret their experience of the work rather than the work itself.
My work is born of a manipulation of oil paint while the canvas lies on a flat, horizontal surface. I use brushes, palette knife, and/or mineral spirits to move the color. The paint and oil create jewels of sensual, layered, vibrant, color which move on the canvas. Using viscous liquid mediums allows me to explore this movement and fluidity.
Recently, I have enjoyed incorporating the horizon line. What emerges is a piece that is abstract but recalls the landscape.