Purple Haze MeadowSuzanne Massion
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
18 " h x 28 " w x .75 " d |2 lbs. 10 oz.
In this painting, Suzanne revisited the subject of a previous work, "Upland Meadow in Bloom." However, she reworked the composition and the color temperature. Soft, cool blues create the hazy effect of an overcast sky. Purple Joe Pye Weed and Canada thistles bloom, a contrast to the deep green field. Suzanne says, "I remembered Jimi Hendrix playing one of his electric guitar pieces, so the title is a nod to him."
When the land changes, Suzanne Massion's paintings will remind you of the way it once was. She drives the back roads through the tall grass prairies and farmland of her native Illinois, stopping to paint en plein air when the moment strikes. She feels like she's in a race to save a disappearing treasure as buildings burn or open space is paved over. Suzanne donates a portion of her sales to fund local land conservation efforts.