Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Red Chair Girl

Red Chair Girl

Title

Red Chair Girl

Description

Bekah Ash received her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Iowa, and continues to live in Iowa City, while teaching in Washington, Iowa.
Bekah paints fictional characters with oils on canvas. Each piece begins with a charcoal drawing on the canvas to help her get a feel for the character and composition. This drawing serves as a foundation for each painting, but doesn't often make it to completion. Usually the first painting won't work out, in which case, Ash will begin a new drawing directly on top of the old, resulting in different layers of under painting showing through the finished top layer. This relationship between the layers of paint ironically adds another level to what is already happening with the characters in her work.

Creator

Ash, Bekah

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2005-04-30

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=520

Format

oil on canvas

Type

Still image
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)

Identifier

04302005.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/790