This is the one that made me gasp out loud.
I don't usually feature contemporary artists on Saturday Salon, but today I'm making an exception. Christine Lafuente's paintings bowled me over at first glance. I mean, I gasped. That's the way certain art affects me sometimes. I love when that happens.
Lafuente's technique is astonishingly good. How she manages to control it, I can't guess. But the mystery of it is part of the charm. The way she handles her brush strokes, paint so thickly applied and vivacious. It looks random but I know it can't be. The depth and intensity of her color choices dazzle me. There's nothing about her still life work I don't like.
If I could I would collect the originals. Yes, I am definitely smitten. This is contemporary art that speaks to me.
Christine Lafuente is an American painter who studied at Bryn Mawr College, The Bradford Foundation and the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts. To learn more about this talented artist, please use this link which, in turn, will lead you to other links.