Piece description from the artist
I took some liberties with this piece which was based off a plein air painting and a photo of that hot day in June when I found the only parking space in Capitola to paint this lagoon.
Carol Steinberg has exhibited nationally in numerous galleries and museums. She has taught drawing, design, and painting at Los Angeles City College, Cal State University at Northridge, and Otis Evening College. She earned her M.F.A. from CalArts, her B.F.A. and B.A. from Cornell University, and has received scholarships from art programs around the country.
Her work has been published, awarded several prizes, listed as an L.A. Times Best Bet, and chosen for Eddie Murphy’s film "Daddy Day Care," as well as other film and TV projects. In the fall of 2008, a dozen of her paintings appeared on the award winning TV show House in an episode about a painter with a disturbing vision problem.
Critics have said, “Steinberg can really paint with confidence and swagger…She paints in volumes and in strong personal tonalities of mood and color. Vibrant blues, greens and purple, raw, unpainted canvas, erotic or banal, the compositions express a balance of strenuous oppositions…Even a brilliant bathroom portrait takes on an atmosphere of carnival brightness.”
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