The Straight and NarrowDavid Forsthoefel
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
24 " h x 36 " w x 1.5 " d |2 lbs. 8 oz.
Warm midwestern landscape of the farmland near Cincinnati. David came upon this autumn scene in late afternoon, with the dramatic low light highlighting the grassy lane between planted fields. The road draws the eye back to the trees on the horizon and up to the wispy clouds. Stunning yellow, orange and red light in the middle ground framed by the cool green shadow in the foreground and the blue sky overhead.
David Forsthoefel uses an impressionistic approach to celebrate the variety of Midwest geology, fauna and seasonal color. He strives to capture an integrated blend of shape, color and tone that revels in the abstract qualities of the paint itself. David is a native of Dayton, Ohio, and now lives in Cincinnati. His interest in the visual arts began at a very young age, with early forays into drawing with Jon Gnagy and his Learn to Draw series on television. This first exposure sparked a life-long search for artistic expression that included a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Louisville, and a career as a commercial illustrator and designer. Since retiring, he has devoted much of his artistic energy to painting the natural landscape in and around Cincinnati. He is a Signature Member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the Lexington Art Guild of Florida and the Transparent Watercolor Society. When not in his home studio, David helps care for his six grandchildren. He says he also has a serious golf habit that takes him outside to observe nature.