Erin Dertner, Pastel Morning, oil on canvas, Mendocino arched rock on a glorious summer morning, canvas size 12 inches by 16 inches, framed size 15.5 inches by 19.5 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.