When we called Andrée Hudson at her Denver studio last week to talk about “Motion and Emotion,” she was in the middle of a painting.
“Wait a second,” she said just after picking up the phone. There was a long pause as she pored over a partly formed horse herd and perhaps made a brushstroke or two. “Okay, I’m ready to talk.”
Hudson works from photographs that she takes on journeys through the Colorado countryside. For the horse painting, she’d first done a charcoal study of a photo. The black-and-white image became her reference for the painting, allowing her to add vibrant colors where she pleased.
A week later, Hudson was on our front stoop with paintbrush in hand. We weren’t surprised by the swooping, intuitive way she wielded the brush, but her confident application of blocks of intense color was astounding.
This video shows Hudson adding bright blue highlights onto the deep red bodies of some longhorns. Watch the neo-Expressionist at work.
“Motion and Emotion” ends on July 30th. Stop by Waxlander to see Andrée Hudson’s beautiful acrylics before it’s too late!
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