Landscape and still life painting gets a bad rap these days. Often considered subject matter for beginners or amateurs, many consider artworks of mountains, lakes, bowls of fruit, flowers and outdoor street scenes fodder for the unambitious and unoriginal. But the artwork of Angela Sung proves otherwise.
Much of Angela’s work is defined as “Plein air’ by the artist herself. En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air”, and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.
Artist Angela Sung works both traditionally and digitally to produce small scale artworks. Whether using a paint brush or computer software, her works are undeniably appealing. In addition to her many traditionally painted nature scenes, her digital work has a more urban feel, capturing buildings and people. Take a look.
Rendered in gouache or oils, the traditional artwork of illustrator, artist and instructor Angela Sung has a compelling charm. Painterly in style, she has an eye for color and is adept at rendering light.
Her angular brush strokes, beautiful color palettes and sense of light turn an ordinary landscape or otherwise mundane subject into a frame-worthy piece of art.
Having begun to work digitally using such software Apple’s Procreate and Heavy Paint, her digital artworks are distinguished by a harder edge and are more illustrative than painterly. It appears that she’s attempted more urbanscapes than landscapes using digital software. Examples of these are shown below.
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We are fans of her style and follow her on Instagram. You should, too.
Angela Sung on Instagram @angothemango