Joe Losquadro fell in love with Dorrin Gingerich’s Active Forest II painting almost immediately.
“Active Forest just grabbed me, initially with the boldness of the birches, but later a friend shared his opinion of the strong colors,” he said. “I have never seen or imagined birches in a jungle, but Dorrin has done that for me.”
Dorrin’s Active Forest paintings, which he created at the suggestion of a friend, are unique because of the techniques used, employing scapers to distribute paint and combining it with stain.
Losquadro bought Active Forest II, marking Dorrin’s first sale in the ASPIE Gallery. But it was not the last. The color, action and authenticity in Dorrin’s acrylic-on-canvas paintings, many of which depict animals and nature in a modern style, stoked immediate demand for his work.
Now, Dorrin is announcing a whole new lineup of original paintings, prints and artistic gifts that are certain to make his supporters very happy.
- Dorrin added two new paintings to his Active Forest series, Active Forest III and Active Forest IV. “Personally, I love Active Forest lV, with the bright blues and purples in this piece,” Dorrin said. “I think they make the whites of the birch trees really pop. Paint brushes were not used in creating this. It was all done with paint scraping tools.”
- Dorrin’s animal paintings, colorful pointillist depictions that are pure fun, are now available in a set of six Animal Paintings Greeting Cards. The cards are a wonderful way to support Dorrin’s work and give your notes a unique flavor. They also make a great gift.
- Active Forest II, which continued to draw interest even after it was sold, is now available as a print in two sizes. Prints are new for Dorrin and he’s excited to offer his work to a wider audience.
- Dorrin’s Elephant I painting is now available as a print. Created for a friend who was expecting a baby, the original was a challenge, in part because it was painted on a 12-inch by 12-inch canvas. “It was a really intimidating project,” Dorrin said. “Painting on a smaller canvas meant a small brush was required for the details. Gradually, I got the different parts of the elephant done. The trunk was the hardest bit. It took approximately two days of trial and error, but I’m so proud of this art piece. The buyer was thrilled with it. I’m excited to be offering these highly detailed prints. I hope Elephant l, will find many more homes.”
Indeed, how his work is used and displayed is always interesting to Dorrin. Losquadro, his original buyer, had a good story to tell. He and his wife Judy took the painting to place in Maine, which has birches at the edge of the property, and went outside to take a picture of the work in the new owner’s hands for Dorrin (depicted above).
“Imagine my surprise when we noticed the live birches in the background that appear to be growing out of the birches in the painting,” he said.