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Barbara Sohn

Painting, Booth 1031

Working with acrylics on canvas, I create images from local areas in Eastern Ontario. My paintings reflect my fascination with the interaction between light, colour, pattern in water and landscape.  Because of the many layers of design in the transparency of water, the possibilities are endless.  Colour is important.  I usually begin with a canvas that has a wash of colour such as violet or orange, which provides vibrancy, contrast and continuity to the painting.  The initial blocking-in is done with purple or red, and the darks are added in as navy blue or deep purple.  Then, with the addition of colour, the painting takes on a life of its own.  It seems that the best paintings paint themselves.