Prairie :: 2009-13

In the fall of 2009, I wandered around in the yard shooting photos of the fall colors in our prairie, which became these paintings. But more than just pretty pictures of plants and colors, these paintings speak of the painfully slow and cold winter and my yearning to be free of it. Maybe you have the similar issues.

And now, in 2013, the story continues!

Formally, I’m having a blast just exploring the shapes of leaves and plants, and experimenting with color. I’m also really happy to be working on hard panels. The surface lends itself well to my brand of impasto.

Prairie No. 15 (for a minute there) | 28 x 48 inches, oil on panel, 2013

Prairie No. 15 (He loves like a hurricane) | 28 x 48 inches, oil on panel, 2013 | $2300

Prairie No. 14 (for a minute there) | 28 x 48, oil on panel, 2013

Prairie No. 14 (for a minute there) | 28 x 48, oil on panel, 2013 | $2300

2013 Prairie No. 13 (and the day feels) | 40 x 60 inches | oil on panel, 2013

Prairie No. 13 (and the day feels) | 40 x 60 inches | oil on panel, 2013 | $3745 (SOLD)

Prairie No. 12 (renaissance) | 40 x 60 inches | oil on panel, 2013

Prairie No. 12 (renaissance) | 40 x 60 inches | oil on panel, 2013 | $3745 (SOLD)

The Order of Things

The Order of Things | 30 x 48 inches | oil on panel 2009 | $1,950 (SOLD)

Several Dreams Fly Over | 24 x 48 inches | oil on wood panel 2008

Several Dreams Fly Over | 24 x 48 inches | oil on wood panel 2008 | $1,695 (SOLD)

Meanwhile | 24 x 48 inches | oil on wood panel 2008

Meanwhile | 24 x 48 inches | oil on wood panel 2008 | $1,695 (SOLD)

Milkweed and Sapling | 12 x 23 | oil on panel 2008

Milkweed and Sapling | 12 x 23 | oil on panel 2008 | $415 (SOLD)

Eaten, But Not Alone | 14 x 24 inches | oil on wood panel 2009

Eaten, But Not Alone | 14 x 24 inches | oil on wood panel 2009 | $495 (SOLD)

Juicy Bits | 22 x 12 inches | oil on wood panel 2008

Juicy Bits | 12 x 23 inches | oil on wood panel 2008 | $550 (SOLD)