One thing that I focus on the most, in my paintings, are patterns. Growing up, I enjoyed experimenting with shapes and how I could build around those shapes, similar to mandalas. I like to take simple, everyday objects and use them as my subjects in my paintings. I lay out the objects in a way that creates a new design. I let the pieces speak to me and how they want to be represented, almost like a non-verbal, yet very personal conversation I’m having with the subject. This is what I like to call my meditative process. It’s like a constant hum inside my head that keeps me going.

 

My main purpose of choosing scarves was for their complex, diverse patterns and multitude of colors. They also provide a nice looseness that makes it easy to warp and change. I wanted something I could easily blend, layer together and create an explosion of color. They represent warmth, femininity, comfort, and freeness. Like a lot of my pieces, I chose to allow the scarves to fall off the edges of the canvas. I wanted the pieces to only show the subject because they are the only thing that matters. As Georgia O’Keeffe has once stated, “…I’ll paint what I see, what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it.” I feel my work has this same concept.

 

Each one of my scarf paintings has a different attitude. They possess their own personality. Each work has a new set up and some of the props took longer to design and are much more constructed while others are organic and natural and in a state that didn’t have a formal arrangement. I found that these various designs and the size play on the mood of each piece.

- Amanda Logan

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Free-Flowing, 2019

Oil on canvas

20” x 16”

$275

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Prim and Proper, 2019

Oil on canvas

11” x 14” x 1.5”

$190

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Coffee-Time Conversation (self-portrait), 2019

Oil on canvas

20” x 16”

$275

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Angled Spectrum, 2020

Oil and acrylic on canvas

11” x 14”

$175

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Maelstrom, 2019

Oil on canvas

31” x 33”

$650