Friederike Oeser

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The Colors of Happiness

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The Colors of Happiness

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Friederike Oeser

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The Colors of Happiness

PAINTING

Oil pastel on paper
Original work signed by the Artist
Created on 170 g acid free and age resistant Hahnemühle™ paper
40 cm x 40 cm, or 15.75 x 15.75 inches, unframed
66 x 66 cm, 26 x 26 inches, framed

FRAME

Designed by Friederike Oeser with Jacqueline and Ken Ernst
1-1/8” wide white Roma Moulding lacquer
2-Crescent™ off white 8-ply mats
Mounted using Mylar corners on Artcare Foam Core Board™
Tru Vue Museum® glass, for maximum clarity with 99% UV protection

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Free shipping in the United States. Please contact us for sales outside the U.S.

Friederike Oeser

TRAVEL DIARY SERIES

The Colors of Happiness

PAINTING

Oil pastel on paper
Original work signed by the Artist
Created on 170 g acid free and age resistant Hahnemühle™ paper
40 cm x 40 cm, or 15.75 x 15.75 inches, unframed
66 x 66 cm, 26 x 26 inches, framed

FRAME

Designed by Friederike Oeser with Jacqueline and Ken Ernst
1-1/8” wide white Roma Moulding lacquer
2-Crescent™ off white 8-ply mats
Mounted using Mylar corners on Artcare Foam Core Board™
Tru Vue Museum® glass, for maximum clarity with 99% UV protection

Artist Summary

When I painted this in Berlin I found myself thinking “If I had to paint enthusiasm, what would it look like?”

“What does it look like when something completely wonderful takes you by surprise?”

Part of it has to involve some degree of uncertainty that what you are experiencing is actually happening—like the sound of a brass instrument you can’t readily identify— so you hesitate before deciding what it actually is. At that point colors in the mind are pale, because they are unclear.

Beyond that, however, almost as if by surprise, enthusiasm for what you know to be true starts to surround you, filling in the uncertainty with bright, bold color. It comes from both sides and starts meeting in the center, almost as if you suddenly have been given full permission to be happy, because that which you thought to be true, actually is.