Steve loves to paint and is always painting, even when he doesn't have a brush in his hand, he can’t get away from it, it's that simple. When he's in his studio and runs out of ideas he knows it’s time to get out and do some Plein Air painting; then the subjects just appear.
His mission is to show beauty in the ordinary, to allow the viewer to experience an image they see every day in a new way. He gravitates to ordinary structures or roadside junk, rusty and for sale. Steve sees the hard edge contrasts these everyday objects convey, and tries to portray that in the hues and shadows of his paintings. There is joy in this old stuff, and he tries to capture this feeling.
Steve is always looking to create an atmosphere in his work. He believes color can stand alone to convey a mood in a piece of work. He likes to explore an image by playing with the many warm and cool tones. Texturing the canvases enhances the temperament and aura of his work. He likes his paintings to be loose, wet on wet, what ever you call it, his painting style is not controlled—it's more of a discovery.
For more of Steve's work visit swysockiart.faso.com
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