Autumn on the RiverbankPat Cross
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
10 " h x 10 " w x 1.5 " d |1 lbs. 6 oz.
A thick stand of hardwood trees glows in full autumn glory along the rocky bank of a mountain river, the water calmly flowing through the composition. Painterly strokes of yellow and deep red interspersed with luminous purple, blue and green.
Part of Pat Cross's ongoing series of the American landscape. Pulling images from her memory and camera, Pat starts each painting by marking the horizon line and sketching in basic shapes with vine charcoal. Once satisfied with the composition, she anchors it with burnt umber oil paint applied with a bamboo brush. Pat continues to draw ever increasing detail to model shapes into 3D. She then glazes on thin layers of oil paint and finally adds texture with a palette knife. In keeping with her interest in the natural world, Pat works exclusively with archival materials that are also environmentally friendly. She uses organic water-filtered oil of spike lavender, oil of clove, walnut oil and linseed oil as her painting mediums.