Emerald Shores by Audra Weaser
Acrylic, Plaster Paint, Metallic Pigments on Canvas
40 x 30 Inches
With a channeled devotion to landscapes, the ebb and flow of the environment is mimicked in Weaser’s process and surface quality. Intuitively placing large swathes of color, layers of paint are collaged into seamless undulations pierced by lighter areas, reminiscent of dappled sunlight. Selectively buffing away areas, she cuts through to the bottom layer in movements that echo the direction of her brushstrokes, revealing the final composition.
“For the majority of paintings in this exhibition I’ve chosen canvas over wood panels, which allows for more accidental movement from the flow of paint. I’m also emphasizing built-up layers of iridescent color that contrast with the matte colors underneath. Then, through a physically intense sanding process, the composition emerges with an almost sculptural depth—presenting the illusion of a living landscape,” Weaser explains.
Weaser was raised in Southern California and lives and works in Los Angeles. She earned her M.F.A in painting from Claremont Graduate University.