Weinstock received a degree in fine art at Boston University when she was starting out in life, but the university isn’t where she found art. She did that near her little hometown of Brooklyn. New York that is. “I went to the Museum of Modern Art on a field trip in the eighth grade. It was like magic.”
In the early 1990’s Weinstock became interested in colored pencil as a medium. She wanted to start with still-lifes, but not the typical floral or fruit piece. When she found an old baseball glove with a wonderful patina, friends loaned balls and bats, and the resulting drawings sparked an enduring loyalty to the medium and style. “I do a lot of mixed media, often combining typical oil-based pencils with watercolor pencils, watercolor paints, ink and oil pastels.”
|Featured Art: "Finding The Path"|
“I’m interested in how art can appear to be both a mess of random color up close and a focused, meaningful image from afar. The art reveals itself, and changes depending on who is looking at it and how they are looking at it. Some people see it as objects and others see it as a flow of colors, a suggestion of mood.”
We framed “Finding the Path” in foggy neutrals to complement the dreamy quality of the image. With the soft line of the pencil obvious here, Weinstock gives us a bright red figure—possibly lost, possible wandering—on a background of subdued natural tones: tans, greens and browns. The three mats are study in this palette as well: sage, taupe and tumbleweed. The frame, from our Radius Colorcast metal collection, is dark gray with a narrow, rounded profile and enough depth to accommodate multiple mats. Using gray instead of a frame in the brown family ensures that the grayish greens of the image will be echoed and that there will be some interesting contrast with the top mat.