Julie Freund

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"Multiples," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14"
"Multiples," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14"
"Glacial II," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14"
"Light Shift II," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14"
"Orange Sky, Blue Islands," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14"

My work is an exploration of my passion for color and light in the Maine landscape. I have returned repeatedly to a handful of special places in Maine that offer inspiration. Many of these places are along the coast, and I am especially drawn to the dynamic tension created where the land meets the sea.

The paintings are studio based, working from plein-air sketches that focus on capturing a moment of light, energy and color. The sketches inspire a direction for the paintings. I use pastels as a plein-air medium; they help capture the essence of the moment of inspiration. In some cases the pastels become paintings. Other times, they stand alone as completed work.

"Light Shift II," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14" 9 months ago
"Orange Sky, Blue Islands," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14" 9 months ago
"Multiples," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14" 9 months ago
"Glacial II," acrylic on panel, 14 x 14" 9 months ago
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