|"Oklahoma Homestead," 16" x 20" acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas|
The "home place." "Homestead."
Words that take on more meaning that just "home." They speak of memories, generations, families, hard work, history, roots in the land, landscapes, rural living. And certainly of life in Territorial Oklahoma.
Those were some of my thoughts as I undertook this painting, the largest I've done in a long while, and certainly the largest in acrylics.
Again, it is a work in complementary colors, blues and yellows, oranges and purples. You will notice that in all my recent work. I don't know why, except it just seems natural. There is also a healthy dose of earth colors--umbers, siennas, and oxides, which is fitting given the subject of homestead.