Safe Yet? 2021
Oil on Canvas
As New Year 2021 approached, I heard many people express their relief that 2020 was coming to its end, as if that would end the pandemic. It felt like suddenly we would no longer need to self-isolate. At the time of this painting, I was going out to paint every day. It was winter so I mainly painted from my Jeep. I found the perfect backdrop for this still life, a night view overlooking the Boise valley.
My still life paintings are my commentary on life. My paintings for this show are from a “Pandemic Life” series, based on how covid has affected me. In these still life paintings, I used color, contrast, composition and objects to convey strong feelings and my observations on these times. If you are interest in keeping in contact with me please signup for my monthly email newsletter at www.bonniemcdermott.com/email-newsletter