In creating the piece, Tondro utilized a favorite technique of hers, which involves using tools, water washes or her fingers on wet paint poured, pressed, pulled or dripped onto canvas. The imagery she has created then changes and morphs as the piece slowly dries. “In the process of drying, serendipitous things sometimes occur, such as bubbles that pop to reveal another color below,” she explains.
“The colors in Sunrise were inspired by the rich palette of the early morning in the desert Southwest,” she continues. “[I melded] the blues together with the reds, rusts and yellows [to] create the impression of sky and clouds with light peeking through.”
The choice of materials is not just a creative one but also environmentally based for Tondro, who has “a long-standing interest in using nontoxic and eco-friendly materials in my artwork.” To that end, she sources her paint from recycling centers in the Los Angeles area and “mistint” at home improvement stores.
More on this eco-friendly fine artist can be found at her Website, tondro.com.