Erin Dertner, watercolor on paper 11" x 15" framed size 25" x 21"
About September Storm, Erin says:
"During the Mendocino Open Paint Out, there was a threatening storm one day and rather than take the chance of getting rained on, I stayed indoors at my friend Trish’s place that just happens to have this glorious view of Big River Beach and the end of Chapman Point. My knee jerk reaction was to whip out my watercolors and do something simple and quick, especially because the cloud formations were changing rapidly. Watercolors were my first love and it is wonderful to be able to switch back and forth depending on what the scene and subject call for."
Long-time Mendocino plein air artist proficient in oils with a palette knife, oils with brushes, watercolors, and acrylics.
Painting, studying and teaching the subject of light is Erin’s driving force. The cool shadows of the early morning and those that fall long and warm in the evening enliven her creative soul as nothing else. Subject matter is secondary to the sunlight itself, though her locations speak volumes about God’s wondrous world of color, drama and mystery.