Barbara Pintauro-Lobosco spontaneously thought of abstraction as the way to best capture color when first studying art at Southampton College. Her process now is within the category of landscape artists who boast fairly non-defined lines. From this jumping off point she has ventured into her own energetic impression.
Before graduating with a BFA from Southampton College in 1981, Pintauro-Lobosco had studied with artist Connie Fox, colorist Connie Evans, photographer Robert Giard, and sculptor Robert Roesch concentrating on the use of color and contour. Truly a student of a local school and local artist-teachers, she also worked in the Lost Wax process for Elaine and Willem De Kooning.
In 2005 her interest shifted in a new direction and a new medium to Sea and landscapes where color is a transport to expression. She begins each new piece of work with a unambiguous horizon line and nothing more. Inspiration comes from the use of in-sync color, making her style and technique distinct. Clouds are the balance for her scapes.
“Color is magical and enhances the earthy and invigorating images I love to paint.”
Focusing more on fusion, clouds water and green terrain manage to subsist so harmoniously together that they are almost intangible.
My paintings are bold, spirited, and non-traditional and do not fit any one particular style.
I was captivated by Colorfield painters while in college and was impressed by painters from Delacroix to Cezanne, whom I studied in art history courses. All I wanted to do was place color side by side on canvas and see everything come together. It was not until some years later that my focus shifted from colorful, rich abstracts to sea and landscapes of blues and greens.
A clean slate always exhilarates me. My style is distinguished by my ability to express mood with color. I am moved by color rather than composition. I begin each work with a simply drawn line stretched out, horizontally, from one end of the board to the other. At first the line is to initially aid me in separating the sky from water; my intent is to coalesce.
I compose my paintings much like a musician would compose a song. I think of my work as a concerto whereby all the players, colors, have a shared meeting place, the horizon, and are directed, or rather composed, by my brush.
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