Ellen Hallie Schiff

Oil on canvas
48” x 48”

About the work
This is part of a new series of work begun in January. I have been exploring coalescing shapes on a ground. As I continue to explore these coalescing shapes, they have evolved in size and structure. I have found so much freedom and inspiration in working on this series.
Ellen Hallie Schiff 
Painting, for me is a way to convey emotion. I just love the paint. I love seeing the paint as it comes out of the tube onto the palette. I love mixing one color with another; I love adding oil to the paint, scooping up the mixture; and covering the canvas with it. I love choosing another color and layering it over the first and observing what happens- does the first color show through, are the colors mixing; how much paint remains when I scrape the second color off? I love seeing what a color looks like depending on what color (s) it’s next to or near in the painting. Often I love doing this VERY FAST. It invigorates me and keeps me from thinking too early in the process.