52nd National Catalog


Have you ever looked at a collection of vegetables and discerned some distinct personalities? I do all the time. They loll about and look at each other. I thought it would be interesting to have luminosity in a good portion of the painting. Not only does the shimmer on the onions play a part, but so does the majestic copper vessel. The inspiration here is a classic Dutch still life painting, which is defined by a strong contrast between dark and light, and the use of rich color. This genre can be quite formal, which is not always appropriate today. I think the formality is tempered by the fact that the players are mostly all vegetables. They are humble by definition.

14” x 11” — Oil $1,980

TRISH WEND • WAOW Associate • CT • www.trishwend.com Trish Wend is an award-winning representational artist, working in oils to create luminous works of art. She paints directly from life in her Ridgefield, CT studio, though she still calls NYC her home. The overarching theme in Trish’s work is the sensuality and delicacy of nature. Her paintings have been juried into national exhibitions with American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, and American Artists Professional League, where she is an elected member.


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