Original art for sale at UGallery.com | On to Greener Pastures by Pat Cross | $2,350 | oil painting | 24' h x 36' w | ..\art\oil-painting-On-to-Greener-Pastures

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On to Greener Pastures

Pat Cross
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Oil painting on Stretched canvas New

Painting wraps around edges

Varnished and Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2016

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d |4 lbs. 13 oz.

In stock $2,350

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Late summer sun parches the unshaded meadows, encouraging the herd to seek greener pastures along mountain lakes and riverbanks. The gathering clouds offer hope for an upcoming thunderstorm. A more mature mare, more familiar with the climate and landscape, leads the way to greener pastures.

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.

Pat Cross

Eleanor, West Virginia

Artist Pat Cross combines her love of both mountain wilderness and painting into her detailed impressionist landscapes. Born in a coal town, Pat's father played tenor sax to pay for his engineering degree and moved the family out of the coal community into a metro area. She recalls, "it was my father who noticed my drawing before I could tie my shoes, and later he showed my drawings to a nationally respected artist who permitted me (at age 15) into his college level figure drawing class." As an adult, Pat moved across the country, exploring the varied geographic regions and taking classical painting classes along the way. She now lives in Eleanor, Virginia, a town designed by Eleanor Roosevelt and nestled between hardwood hills and a river. She remodeled a 1950s farmhouse into the ideal home, with a painting studio, canvas prep room, framing/shipping workshop, and an office. When she's not painting, in the cold months, she experiments with healthy cooking, and as soon as the hiking trails clear, she heads into nature for inspiration.

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