Portland State University. Department of Art
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Painting
1 online resource (36 p.)
Charlien Dee Fitzpatrick, Painting
This thesis project consists of twenty oil paintings and watercolors. It is a series of visual problems based on work from direct observation as opposed to work from imagination. The concern is to show how the works from observed nature affect the imaginary pieces and how the imaginary works lend unexpected elements to the observed works. With a particular interest in color, visual energy, and painterly form, the project shows how these two avenues of exploration start out separately and eventually blend.
Fitzpatrick, Charlien Dee, "Things seen and remembered" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3866.