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Heavy, Defined Brushstrokes: Paintings by Edward Bear Miller


A painting of a woman walking with a boat in water in  the bacjground

Begoia Afloat, oil on canvas

 

Edward Bear Miller, our featured artist for today, is originally from Washington, D.C. He paints landscapes as well as figures and portraits in heavy, defined brushstrokes.

 

Lines and layers of colour and shadow appear on the surface of Edward’s paintings like the shadows of tree branches, overlapping and building forms. The brushstrokes themselves become parts of his landscapes, which are divided on his portfolio into different locales: north, south, and west. His portraits follow the same visual logic as his landscapes, with the curves and features of his subjects’ faces and bodies appearing out of large, individual strokes of paint.

 


Edward Bear Miller's paintings on his websiteNorthen Landscapes gallery on www.edwardbearmiller.com


An oil painting of an evergreen treelineDuskview, oil on canvas

I enjoy the way that Edward paints, in a style that captures the mood of a scene rather than rendering each detail in perfect realism. A shift in lighting or palette can change an image from somber to joyful, and Edward uses this knowledge to his advantage. Edward’s website, filled with more lovely images, is located at www.edwardbearmiller.com.

 


An oil painting of a bird flying in front of an old bridgeLandscape and Songbird (Paisaje y Pajarito), oil on linen


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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