Thursday, April 7, 2022

SOLD - "President Tyler's Eternal View" Plein Air Painting

This piece is now with a collector who’s had an eye on it for some time.

I painted this scene for a plein air event a few years ago, and when I turned it in, I was asked why I would paint a cemetery, but my choice had nothing to do with the location’s purpose. I just liked the way the morning sunlight filtered through the trees and struck this beautiful wrought iron gate, creating a strong vertical shadow pattern in this quiet, peaceful spot. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, which made me want to try, because facing my painting fears is honestly the best way I know how to try to get past them.

It’s still one of my favorite plein air paintings, and I’m glad it now belongs to someone who feels the same way about it that I do.

“President Tyler's Eternal View” • Oil on Linen • 16” x 20” • Private Collection

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