Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Prairie with silos

Here is another palette knife/limited palette painting of our prairie. I recently read this quote by painter George Inness which hit home to some of what I have been trying to get at:
"...I had begun to see that elaborateness in detail did not gain me meaning... I could not sustain it everywhere and produce the sense of spaces and distances and with them that subjective mystery of nature which wherever I went I was filled."


1 comment:

Amy Hautman said...

This looks so spontaneous and fresh, as if it were just a quick impression. Are there many layers of paint under there? How do you manage to take something as vast as a prairie and say it on a tiny canvas.
You amaze me.