Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 4 oz.
A country farmhouse on the edge of a rural field is the subject of this landscape painting. The grassy field was created with layers of colorful acrylic paint to develop a loose and textured appearance. Hues of gold and green dominate the composition. The work was created with professional grade acrylic paints using brushes and palette knives. The edges of the work are painted black.
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."