Elizabeth Mayville

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You may recognize Elizabeth Mayville’s paintings from her very popular, girls with top knots series (or in this case a pony tail).I personally like all of her work. I am really taken with these summer scenes. Especially this swimmer in a lake below. The way she handles the water and the sunlight that is hitting it, is magic to me. I want to slip right in. There is a quiet contemplation to her work.

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Elizabeth doesn’t paint a lot of florals so this one below intrigues me with it’s sunlit  chunky coloring. I can feel the sun bearing down on the flowers. She has a distinct color palette to her work  even though she choses a variety of subject matter. Her work feels a bit like a flashback in time to me. It feels like a comfortable summer home where you leave your cell phone at the door and put on your keds and head right to the water. Nice!

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