Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Spring Fields of the Eastern Shore, II - sold

10"x10" oil on oil primed gallery wrapped canvas 1.5" deep

Back in the zone with oils this point I really knew what I wanted to express with this scene. A simple field of waving grasses,yellow actually has hints of so many other colors when you stand and look across a field. And if you spend much time outdoors, each scene brings back memories of similar places you've been & experienced. These little yellow wildflowers reminds me of back when I still had my horse. Every April in Virginia, these things would bloom wild in the fields and pastures. Just walking your horse through them would leave you both coated with yellow pollen all over your legs! I guess that was when 'sneezy' season started, too!

I've also been studying some of the color theory by Charles Hawthorne, who was a student of William Merritt Chase and the founder in 1899 of The Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown, MA. I don't know any other way to state it, but color just gets me excited about life (and is inseparable from it)!

Click on image to enlarge & see palette knife work!


Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Roxanne - whoo! you have produced a terrific painting here and had a wonderful time painting it. It shows so much. I love the heavy Van Gogh type paint application. It is so successful. Beautiful work.

May 29, 2008 at 3:55 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! I've gotta admit - I did have so much fun on this one!!!

May 29, 2008 at 5:45 PM  

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