Shari Smelko

Oil on Canvas

"I am an oil painter, who is currently obsessed with objects! From vintage to everyday objects, I have fun (and frustration, lol) trying to capture their uniqueness.I paint “portraits” of objects. That is my thing. I am still not sure why I pick a certain object. I think it has something to do with a feeling of nostalgia or memories. I love things that look worn or “well used” as they evoke so much character.
Once I find an object, I like to set it up (pose it) then photograph it for reference. I like to go back and forth, from the still life to the photograph as I work through the painting. Pretty much all my paintings are oil on gallery wrapped canvas unless indicated differently."