There’s nothing like creating in God’s sweet presence. As I am working on my painting I am praying over it and grateful my Father has blessed my paintings and provides healing to those that acquire the piece.
You’re my Daddy. You’re my King. I praise you and love you with all my being. I long to kiss your feet and hands. You’ve changed my life you’ve changed my heart. I can’t live without you, you guide my ways, my direction my soul is yours to take.
After many weeks, Donaldson Studios is proud and excited to open the doors to her new Chicago studio. Fresh new artwork is featured in the Zhou B Art Center! Her featured painting “Everlasting Compassion” will be in the Centerline Exhibition on the 1st floor. Then don’t miss the 4th floor reception and see the new space and abstract paintings!
In my college painting classes, my painting prof used to always say that knew I was in class because he could literally hear me painting. You see, I have a tendency to dig my brushes into the surface of the canvas, a sensation and sound I quite enjoy ( though it’s pretty tough on expensive brushes! ). The work of Florida artist Amy Donaldson has that same kind of textural energy, I can almost hear the scrape of her brush and palette knife against the canvas.
Donaldson’s process is one of an additive and subtractive back and forth between the palette, paint, and canvas. Inspired by her ( and my! ) native state of Florida, Donaldson creates abstracts that hint at the broadness of a landscape, yet have the surface of an aged, graffiti covered wall.
In expressive abstract quality of her work, Amy’s paintings let us get lost in the play of color, light, and texture, each bouncing our eyes in excitement across the canvases.