Adele Sypesteyn

Adele Sypesteyn creating horse mixed-media paintings (video).

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”Monumental” photo-based painting by Adele Sypesteyn ©2015. Click on the image.
This WOW!!! is about fascination, inspiration and the powerful beauty of horses. Today’s photo-based painting (on the right) “Monumental” by artist Adele Sypesteyn is an awesome example of how combining photography and textures with aged patinas and writings give us a completely new visual experience. Adele tells us about her mixed-media paintings and her passion about horses:

“I have been fascinated with horses for most of my life. The first time I went on a photo-shoot with a huge herd of these magical animals and stood close to them as they powered by me, I was totally in awe. I had to figure out a way to capture the physicality of these amazing creatures.

I challenged myself on how best to portray them so that you felt their presence in a major way. By capturing either a herd running toward you or looking into a close-up of their eye, I felt that they were right there in the room with me. Presenting them in black and white made a stunning statement and gave an elegance to their presence.

In order to make them a one-of-a-kind, photo-based, mixed-media painting I then added layers of texture and paint on top of the photograph. I had to be very careful in that I did not want to detract from the essence of their beauty.”

Adele Sypesteyn is a New Orleans-born artist. Her architecturally influenced abstract art is distinguished by multiple layers of texture, color and pattern. “I draw inspiration from my surroundings, particularly the weathered walls of New Orleans and elements of nature,” Adele says. She utilizes techniques developed over three decades as a professional artist. Adele Sypesteyn obtained her bachelor of arts degree in art history with a studio minor from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Her work has been displayed in galleries across the country. Adele has also been featured in world-class magazines, including Veranda and House Beautiful, and her work has adorned the walls of prestigious enterprises, including Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue.

Discover more about Adele Sypesteyn on her website, on Facebook and on Pinterest. For general inquiries and/or pricing please contact her. Adele obtains the matting from Stu-Art Supplies.

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