Friday, August 17, 2012

Luscious Landscapes!

This commission was inspired by an earlier work Poppy Patch at the Farm. The flowers are all things that bloom in my garden in June. The collector and I both grew up in rural southeast Michigan and have a similar fondness of pastoral midwest farms and gardens.

 I liked working this subject in the large horizontal format(24" x 48") so well that it inspired a second piece: 

Called Purple Barn, also 24" x 48" which I will be showing this weekend at the Levis Commons Fine Art Fair in Perrysburg, OH just southwest of Toledo. It is supposed to be  a beautiful weekend; so stop on by. My booth is #97 located right in front of Arhaus furniture.

Both pieces were painted with a palette knife and have wonderful decadent amounts of oil paint creating lots of surface interest and richness. See the close up below: