Donna Carrington has been painting professionally since the 1960s. She writes:
“I am greatly influenced by the French Impressionists and their use of color. I use oil, acrylic and pastel, sometimes using the acrylic as an under-painting and applying oil over it. The smaller of my works are done alla prima and finished in one session. The larger paintings usually take several trips out to the site to complete.
“In 1979, I enrolled in a landscape painting class at the University of Kansas. It was then that my style of painting began to change drastically. I loved painting on location and found I was greatly inspired in the midst of the landscape. Nature has a beautiful variety of muted and subtle color harmonies that work perfectly together.
“My large paintings are done in oil. I feel less
confined when using a larger canvas. I am attracted to the rolling vistas of Kansas and the wide-open skies. I also love the colorful meadows and grasses that are so prevalent on the farms and prairies nearby.
“I would describe my painting style as somewhat impressionistic leaning more toward realism in the past year. I have been striving toward conveying a mood and emotion in my work. I paint on location whenever possible; believing that being out there, being part of the landscape, and feeling the moment enables me to capture the essence that made me stop and look in the first place.
“If I am able to relay to those who view my paintings how I feel and share the beauty I see in God’s handiwork, I will have succeeded in my goal as an artist.”
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