Sinopia Artist of the Month October 2011: Carol Rienecker

Carol Rienecker Pleasanton, CA

Sinopia is proud to introduce our October 2011 Artist of the Month: Carol Rienecker. Carol Rienecker was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and received a BA from Wellesley College. Carol draws on her background in math for inspiration, which has served as a launch pad into a continuous exploration which integrates such elements as architecture, geometry, sculpture and paper-making into her creative process.

Carol has shown her oil paintings in numerous exhibitions around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Song of Marigold
oil on canvas, 20"x20"

Dotting the Line
oil on canvas, 30"x30"

Artist's Statement:

My paintings physically start with bowls of leftover paint.
Let the exploring begin! Like improv theater or a jam session in jazz I don't know where I'm going.

Colors are my primary tool. I handle & "make" colors by using a combination of tube paints and paints mixed by hand from ground pigments and linseed oil.

Mathematics is part of my background training and geometry has always intrigued¨me. Currently I am investigating lines as a major element.

What I hope to present to you, the viewer, is a painting that intrigues your eye, stirs your emotions and perhaps your sense of fantasy and whimsicality.

Just remember: the color made me do it!

oil on canvas, 30"x40"

Blue Moon
oil on canvas, 40"x30"

Artist's Link:
Carol Rienecker's Website