I began this painting by drawing with a raw umber oil stick and brushing on mineral spirits to create tones that show the grasses of the plains. I wanted to show peaceful vastness in this painting.

The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Anita L. West

Dancing Fields

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

12" h x 36" w x 1.38" d
2 lbs. 4 oz.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on July 25, 2017.

Anita L. West
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Getting to Know Anita L.

Inspired by the landscapes of her native New Mexico, Anita West’s work conveys the unique light effects of the southwest. She begins with an underpainting drawn with an oil stick to gives her work a classical look. Shen then paints directly with oils, bringing full color to the scene. Anita enjoys teaching art and sharing her experience with the creative process with others.