Modern original landscape oil painting of lonely farmhouse. Contemporary composition of plein air landscape oil painting.
Original plein air landscape oil painting of tree and telephone pole. My modern take of landscape painting consists of scenes such as this one with lush green summer tree nestled next to a pole, wires and a beautiful blue sky. Working en plein air or “in the open air” is a wonderful way to reflect my environment. My goal is to create the feeling of that place at that time rather than record it like a photograph would.
My brushwork is loose and impressionistic as I do like to work quickly and express the scene I am looking at. I enjoy working pencil drawing into the wet paint to add details as well as a different mark to the painting. This is my way of combining painting and drawing into one finished completely original art work.
This was painted during a plein air event that 70 other artists attended for 4 days in Snow Hill, Maryland. A wonderful town. This particular house had not ever been painted in previous years. This year 5 of us heard its siren call. I just learned that it burned to the ground recently.