Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Fabricated"

10 x 2-7/8"
oil on masonite
sold

I titled this new painting Fabricated for two reasons - I started with a bright red panel and a black & white photograph and basically invented the colors of the landscape. Not an easy task. The end result seemed to resemble rolling hills of fabric, which I love. Also the current challenge on my Different Strokes From Different Folks blog.

From the Amish farmlands of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.



9 comments:

Rob Carey said...

Beautiful scene- and amazing you captured it on such a small surface. Nice job.

susan hong-sammons said...

Fantastic
Doesn't feel like a copy of a photogragh at all

Kim Denise said...

Oh, VERY beautiful. Love the warm tones and feeling of space and serenity.

Kate said...

Really love this - and I thought you were going to say that the title had something to do with the quilt-like quality of the painting. (I see a quilt-like quality anyhow!)

Cristall said...

You should try this method again. It turned out very rich and strong. I love it.

L.Holm said...

so completely amazing.

rahina qh said...

How could a factory be the subject of a landscape painting? Well clearly it can. The colour of the factory is echoed in the hills in the background, the roofs echoed in the sky and everything else cushioning this object which is now part of the landscape. Just works. r.

bArchibald said...

I love this Karen, and the unique use of board sizes keeps it so interesting and original.

Gwen Bell said...

Just gorgeous. Like the reddish-greens and that spot of bright green and touches of bright red. The purple sides of the building and far hills really give it a warm, evening feel and pull everything together.