Erin Dertner, Lively Steps, oil on canvas, colorful potted plants on rustic redwood steps, canvas size 16 inches by 12 inches, framed size 20 inches by 16 inches.
Long-time Mendocino plein air artist, Erin is 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.