Road HomeNancy Merkle
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 4 oz.
This painting combines a traditional subject with a modern interpretation to create a semi-abstract composition. Purple and yellow complement each other in the contemporary design of this country road scene. The painting was created with professional grade acrylic paints on a gallery wrapped canvas. The edges are painted black and the work is ready to hang.
Nancy Merkle's process begins with a glimpse of color, a flicker of light, a pattern, or a texture. Elements swirl in her mind for hours, sometimes days, sometimes weeks before a design clicks and is transferred to canvas. With the canvas in front of her, she works intuitively -- a mark here, a mark there, a little touch of color, a bit of texture -- until she is satisfied and declares the work finished. Currently Nancy's work leans toward abstraction; she doesn't paint the world as it is, but as she wishes it were. Bold colors and loose brush strokes are her goal. When she's not making art, Nancy travels the Pacific Coast with a bicycle strapped to the car and "curiosity in my back pocket."