Haze Diedrich

    • The Endless Commute
    • oil on canvas
    • 60" x 60"
    • SOLD
    • A Mountain of Sunlight Before the Clouds Roll In
    • oil on panel
    • 48" x 48"
    • Springtime in a Cul-de-Sac
    • oil on canvas
    • 60" x 60"
    • The Alpenglow Among Us
    • oil on panel
    • 48" x 48"
    • The Heat of Summer Brings the Clouds of Dusk
    • oil on panel
    • 48" x 48"
    • The Plains at Sunrise
    • oil on panel
    • 48" x 48"
    • Touching Rays of Sunlight on the Trees
    • oil on panel
    • 48" x 48"
    • A Time for Reflections
    • oil on canvas
    • 60" x 60"
    • The Glimmer of Tomorrow
    • oil on canvas
    • 60" x 60"
    • The Relevance of Possession
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • The One with the Double Fall Line
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • SOLD
    • The One with the Meadow
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • SOLD
    • Boarding for the Next Journey
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • Yesterday's Forgotten Memory
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • Taking Time to Figure It Out
    • oil on canvas
    • 58" x 58"
    • That Time When the Moon Lit the Way
    • Circle Back to the Time Before
    • oil on canvas
    • 54" x 48"

Artist Statement

Water and Light 2016

This series of work is based on observations from my daily experiences of living in Colorado. From my deck I see the whole Front Range and the changing colors based on light in the sky, in the water, and in the air. While skiing, hiking, and biking, I see the ever-changing light play with the mountains, streams, and trees. As an abstract artist, I am intrigued with how I interpret these observations. Some of these paintings are more representative than a lot of my previous work and it has been an evolving process to capture direct observations in an abstract format. I think abstract art allows for the universality of individual stories and observations to be presented in a way that allows the viewer to relate to the subject matter on a more personal note.

My working methodology is to use palette knives and rubber shapers for the vast majority of the oil paint application process. This process is refined with some additional brush work, followed by sanding and scraping through previous levels of paint. More paint is applied and then ultimately a few glazing layers tie all the paint films back together.