Madison County, Virginia FarmDoug Cosbie
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
10 " h x 12 " w x .5 " d |0 lbs. 3 oz.
Old farm buildings near Virginia's Shenandoah National Park on a hot, humid September day. The colorful landscape and sky made with deliberate impressionist brushwork bring this simple moment to life.
Part of Doug's signature series of plein air paintings, capturing the character and enduring beauty of the rural American landscape. He says he loves working outdoors, where all of his senses are engaged. "It is a very creative environment, as you have to work quickly as nature changes," Doug explains. "Creativity when making art is not about interpreting exactly what you see it. New ideas are formed by interesting contrasts, and interesting paintings happen when things are out of place. I paint the dark shadows boldly, the light with minimal use of white. My sky is not always blue, and the grass not always green, as long as it captures the essence."