The Meetinghouse

" x " | oil on stretched canvas

Commission: “Lower Meadow” 42 x 32

Just returned from delivering a commissioned piece, “Lower Meadow” 42 x 30, to buyer through Powers Gallery. Several months in the making, this piece was a bit of a challenge, but a LOT of fun, starting with use of the four-wheeler this fall to get around the property’s fields and meadows to get initial on-site sketches.

As with most commissions, the challenge is to create the piece the way you (I) normally do, but to incorporate those elements the buyer indicates are key to the composition. In this piece, the uphill view of the barn from the lower meadow was the preferred perspective, and the piece needed to indicate a suggestion of the huge oak that has occupied its place on the farm for a hundred years, but without becoming the focal point.


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