Old Bodie Bar and BarbershopDoug Cosbie
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
8 " h x 10 " w x .5 " d |0 lbs. 3 oz.
"This work is from my Bodie painting trip," says Doug. "Bodie is a fascinating ghost town near the Sierra Nevada range in California. These two old buildings, both important landmarks in Bodie's colorful past, have leaned into each other over time but still retain their unique presence."
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. "I ignore what I don't want so the confusion of shapes and colors are reduced to the essentials. The key is to modify or even eliminate objects, as it's rare you will ever find ready-made compositions."