This painting by Andrea Vargas is entitled, “After the Summer Rain“. It is oil on canvas. The painting is subtle in coloration and beautifully textural. It is elegantly framed in a handcrafted frame that accentuates the colors of the painting! She says of her Plein air paintings, “Plein air painting challenges the will and determination of the artist. It tests patience and demands humility. Like the strategy one must employ for a game of chess, Plein air yields the satisfaction of minute movements yielding the glory of a final masterpiece.“
Andrea Vargas merges aspects of abstract impressionism with a contemporary purpose. Signature work includes life-size drawings rife with energy, dynamic compositions, and bold mark-making. Also distinct to her artistic process is the vision of the work— narratives with intrinsic symbols that revere nature and the elements.
Andrea thoughtfully says of her work:
“Life is precious, fleeting and bound to an exquisite network of life. Plein air painting encourages the artist to be mindful of her surrounding and because it is a discipline of painting within the outdoors and with the elements of nature. The most abrasive being the sun, the wind and the rain. Ultimately, taking time to create in nature has facilitated my strongest insights as a designer, along with patience and intuitive mark making.