Ellen Sinel: Paintings

recent and current work (2011-continuing)

My current series continues many of the themes of past work: a sense of mystery, and of images altered by time and movement. In a recent series, "Trees From a Moving Train", I became inspired by trees passing quickly by, through a train window, creating a feeling similar to that of images and thoughts passing quickly through our lives. There is sometimes a sense of place, sometimes not.

The "Small Notes" series is a group of paintings on 6"x 6" wood panels. I use oil and collage, and then cover the work with a thick shiny resin. The resin makes the work feel multi-layered and gives the paintings a sense of depth.

The "Tree and Water 'Scapes'" series continues my exploration of nature as a fertile subject for my work. These paintings are done on canvas, wood, and paper.