Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pennsylvania Landscape


16" x 20" o/c


Influenced by Grant Wood

11 comments:

Angela Elledge said...

Steve- This has a very Grant Wood feeling to it. I really like his work, especially his landscapes, well done.

L.Holm said...

Angela's so right! I like both your versions. They're so different from one another. I really do like the sculptural feel of this one.

maria said...

Yup, I immediatley thougth of Grant Wood too when I saw the post. I just love the colors that you used. Really nice!

dominique eichi said...

wow, I love this one the glow it has and the composition is fabulous.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

I agree it has a Grant Wood quality to it and a feel of a very fun loving life, though I know farming is not easy but I know farmers love it all the same(my family has farmers), this is what I see in your painting too.

r garriott said...

Yes, Angela's right... very Grant Wood. You've put some wonderful style in here. Now that you've accomplished (1-2-3...?) paintings of this challenge, how do you feel?

I, for one, admire your perseverance in the face of ADD and other painting challenges.

Carol Horzempa said...

I like both of your interprtaions but the Grant Wood style is what really caught my eye. You always have great work on your blog!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Well, I didn't know you have ADD (so do I) and I've never heard of Grant Wood so as far as I know this has a very Steve Conrad feel to it. I like it a lot, especially the sculpted voluptuous hills and the "glow" as Dominique said. Nice!

Debrosi said...

beautifully done! i like the depth of the hills and the shading. nice work!!!! :)

Dean H. said...

Great to see how you have "evolved" the Penn. painting!
Amazing how the last one is so sculpted by the light.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Nothing like announcing to the world that I didn't know who painted American Gothic - yikes! :D

Uhhhh...someone got on my computer and left an anonymous post. Yep, that's what happened!