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The Old Country Schoolhouse

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.8"D

$500 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: acrylic, country schoolhouse, country landscape, country art, old schoolhouse painting, red poppies painting, poppies painting, poppies, poppy painting

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2017

Ready to Hang

The idea for this painting came from the old country school houses that rural kids in the U.S. once went to. One can still find some of them yet, often located at country road intersections, having been converted into homes years ago now. I painted this old school house into a quiet poppy scene from my imagination. The gallery wrapped sides of the canvas have the painting scene on them also and it is wired to hang, so that no framing is necessary!
My painting style leans towards Realism, with a touch of the Abstract at times, although I often use elements of Tonalism and Minimalism in them. I have been inspired by the Tonalists, Hudson River School Artists, Minimalists, Abstract & Realist artists for my art. I work mainly in acrylic paint on stretched canvas, for my Heartland landscapes. I paint with a process of building up many layers, using both wet and dry brush techniques, for my paintings. My art work has been described as having an intriguing peacefulness, in its quiet simplicity.

My original landscape paintings are in private collections throughout the U.S.A. as well as in : Canada, France, Iceland, Portugal, Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Zimbabwe, and Australia.

I grew up wanting to be an artist! The ideas for my paintings come from my imagination, and memories of places that I have seen and been to, here in the countryside of the rural Midwestern Heartland. I paint my landscapes simply, from my heart. In my paintings, I want to capture the feeling of peaceful, quiet, isolation, found out in the country. I have always had a fascination with old the old farmhouses and barns found on the old country farmsteads, here in the Heartland. Some of my fondest childhood memories and inspiration, are of the visits to my grandparent's remote Midwestern farm. Set down a very long lane, that eventually wound around the old barn, horse pasture, granary, corn crib, machine shed, chicken house, to then end up at their old farmhouse, with its white picket fence in the yard beyond. The croquet set would be on the lawn and Grandma would have one of her homemade pies waiting on the kitchen counter. A little bit of heaven here on earth, it felt to me back then when I was a kid! I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Northern IL University. I live and paint in a quiet, rural setting in the Midwest. My contemporary paintings of the American heartland are inspired by the beauty and vastness of the back country landscape.

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