Reverie (diptych, 2016)
Naomi has experimented with a number of painting techniques and often employs several to achieve the desired image. She created many of her paintings—especially her seascapes—with her hands and fingers. These sophisticated finger paintings feature roiling seas, feathered clouds and subtle washes of color. Naomi has found that this literal hands-on approach affords a tactile connection to her canvas that can lead her in various directions. At the same time, Naomi will employ detailed brushwork alongside her more representational finger painting. She is not limited by these various techniques but utilizes the appropriate approach to her canvas for each individual work.
All of these paintings are acrylic and coated in a protective, high-gloss varnish. They are wired, so they may be hung without a frame. Naomi signs all of her paintings on the bottom edge of the canvas but there is no signature on the front. The sides of the paintings are often painted to match a color on the bottom front of the paintings.