Oil on canvas by Marilyn Simandle Veranda Overlooking the Lake. This Marilyn Simandle oil painting is framed as shown.
About Marilyn Simandle
Taught and encouraged by her mother, a musician and painter herself, Marilyn has been painting since age 6. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. A music lover, Marilyn has a baby grand piano in her studio that she enjoys playing while taking breaks from painting. Her late husband, Ted Goerschner, graduated to be with the Lord in 2012.
To date, she has exhibited in over 80 one-woman shows. Her oil paintings have won numerous awards at national juried and invitational shows. Most recently, she was awarded the Shirl Smithson Founder’s Award at the Oil Painters of America show in Carmel for her oil Harbor View, aka Vista View.
Marilyn is a well-respected master of the craft of painting. Her choice of subject is classically realist, while allowing her own sense of color command her palette. Her work has vibrancy and light -play that is very arresting. Her use of warm and cool colors gives an electric quality to her work.
Originally a watercolor artist, Marilyn has committed herself to a new direction through her pursuit of oil painting. Her paintings assimilate the delicate touch and planning needed in watercolor, but with the boldness and finish that only oil painting can achieve.
Marilyn spent 15 years sharing her joy and knowledge of art by teaching. he believes that an artist’s role is to make the ordinary extraordinary. She loves to explore the interplay of light and shadow, and its effects on subject matter. Marilyn believes it is far better to leave a painting more unfinished, so the viewer can complete the painting.
30″H x 40″W (Image); 39.5″H x 49.5″W (Framed)
This item was featured in Staff Picks: August 2017. Staff member Michael says: “I love to travel & this painting reminds me of a relaxing vacation getaway. I can imagine morning coffee on the veranda while planning the day’s adventure. This is such an inviting tableaux.”