Paintings by Lucy Gould Reitzfeld
|"I see my landscape paintings as windows that invite the
viewer to look through and experience the sensuality of nature."
Lucy Gould Reitzfeld's work is steeped in tradition. She began painting as a child and has been studying the techniques of the old masters and Impressionists ever since. She paints "fat over lean," (thick layers of paint over thin ones) the finest handmade oil paints she can find. She even uses oil of spike lavender as a brush cleaner, which was used around the time of Rembrandt before turpentine was widely available.
Although she spends quite a bit of time sketching and taking photographs in the country, she does the painting in her Manhattan studio. The space is bathed in northern light a cool, even light that painters have chosen for centuries.