Shelly Truman

Projects—Here and Now



Around Here

This is series of paintings, Around Here, is a work in progress by the artist of twelve paintings to be completed in twelve months during 2022. The paintings are acrylic on canvas, with dimensions of 24" x 36" x 2 5/8". The subject matter is based off the artist's nearby surroundings and include landscapes typical of her photographic work. She works with homemade charcoal from madrona, butterfly bush, and curly-willow to build her compositions, then builds the form with gesso. After the compositions begin to take shape, she incorporates color that is informed by the natural world.

On the easel for August, 2022 is a landscape from the Cook Avenue housing development looking north.