The focus of this minimalist landscape oil painting is a single sapling that emerged on the edge of an evergreen forest. The tree is a color note against the darkness of the existing tree line. The textured foreground of early spring grass leads to the focal point tree. The yellow-leaved tree and the soft green meadow provide texture to the natural landscape.

- Nancy Merkle

Spring Tree
NANCY MERKLE


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

16" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.

$425

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Artist
Nancy Merkle
Tacoma, Washington

Getting to Know Nancy

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.” Fun Fact: Nancy lived in Alaska until she was five. She had bison in the backyard, bears at the landfill, and a moose who stopped by once in a while to look for sweet grass.