Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Forgotten Prairie Landscape

Forgotten Prairie Flesh - 2012 - acrylic on matt board - 14.5 x 9.5 inches

This is the first painting in my new studio. A bit of a hybrid between my landscapes and meta figure paintings. This actually was intended as a meta figure work (which are generally vertical) but this was not going to go anywhere. A frozen moment in flesh. As soon as I turned it sideways (I always turn my work around on all sides to look at it) It gave me such a prairie landscape feeling and right away I envisioned a grain elevator in the spot I put it. Grain elevators of this era are disappearing on the prairies and so too are my memories as I meld into the flesh of the city on prairie soil.