Emerging BedrockPat Cross
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
20 " h x 16 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 7 oz.
An ancient tide carves deeply into layers of earth, the salty waves continuously bend and curl around the rocks creating new lines and shapes. Cool blue water flows over rich orange, deep red and green stone.
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.