Artists / New Mexico

Dinah Worman

Taos, NM

The West is where Dinah Worman’s roots and family history are. Living with the view of vast, open landscapes and towering mountains has influenced her perspective on the landscape. Over time, she has shifted her focus from an interpretive style of realism to a contemporary view by focusing on the juxtaposition of objects in the landscape. “Buildings, equipment, people, cattle, diagonal lines separating the space, are all tools within the composition. Starting with sketches using three shades of gray markers and two sizes of black markers allows the composition to become the first and primary focus of the painting. Color notes are made on the sketch. Starting fresh, I then draw the composition onto the canvas with broad strokes of diluted black. Various thicknesses of oil paint are used to further emphasize the compositional choices made in the original sketches.”

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