Fir in the FieldNancy Merkle
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on front
18 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
A group of fir trees standing alone in an autumn field inspired this landscape oil painting. The dark green of the trees provided an interesting contrast to the colors of fall displayed in the grasses. The scene conveys an attractive juxtaposition of warm and cool colors.
This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished purple edges. It comes 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."