18 X 24
Oil on Panel
Offered as a hand Signed and artist enhanced Giclée
The sun is setting
The tide is Rising
The wind is up
To Set Sail
A special tribute to all those who have lost a loved one.
This painting, inspired by personally experiencing such a lose .
It depicts the one about to move on, while the care giver stays steadfast by their side.
While below the young one represents the cycle of life.
A Still Life Artist with flair for creating precise photo realistic oil paintings, reminiscent of the Old Masters.
Born, raised and studied art in Southern California, now residing In Nevada. Her paintings were first presented to the pubic in the 1970's and have been collected since. She has captivated art enthusiasts in the United States and abroad with her elegant realism.
She began exhibiting her paintings in in the western states of America, represented further by an artist agent taking her paintings across the US and abroad. With a still life of hers being one of only two paintings chosen to hang in the the Western White House in San Clemente, California, in the American president office. A Silver Chalice against Blue Velvet, a favorite color of the President.
The technique she uses employs rich colors and exciting detail, achieved by applying numerous layers of oil paint followed by many applications of transparent oil glazes on a extreme smooth surface. And of course time, patience and love for art. Capturing the light and glow in each painting, bringing movement and elegance with every painting she creates.
The Subject matter she chooses reflect the past to the present, from jewel encrusted goblets lit by flickering candles of yesteryear to detailed decorated kimonos of the Geisha, as well as the beautiful contemporary objects of today.
Many with back drops that will take you to far away places and fantasy worlds, and hidden surprises.
All copyright are retained by the artist Gilee Sweet. Neither originals or prints may be duplicated in any form without the artist's written permission