Before the Storm--The House with the Green Roof (detail). Acrylic on canvas.
The other side of the painting.
Kansas. Not a place I'd think of immediately for art inspiration. But on a trip long ago, I took some photos of the landscape, and they've proven to be good resources over the years.
I like the desolation and the old buildings and the non-aesthetic aesthetic. I'd take that over some vapid resort area any day.
This is a pretty large canvas, for me--in progress--based (loosely) on the photo above.
The completed work.
It's 30" x 12". An experiment in size and composition, I liked the idea of balancing the large sweep of the road with a slightly distant house. I'm not gonna lie--I went slightly crazy during the work on this one, but I had fun too.