Orange House with Red Door
Created by Jeff Ferst
Ferst's painting style is joyful, juicy, and flamboyant. He is a colorist and loves painting the scenery, particularly the sunrise and sunsets, of the southwestern US desert he calls home. This painting is part of a new series of barrio houses and has evolved through brush- and hand-applied vibrant colors of oil stick, oil pastel, and pastel. Each layer adds more depth and interest to the painting. Like a conversation, the painting dictates what it needs as the creative process is played out. This painting displays the kaleidoscope of colors and interesting whimsical forms found in nature.