I was inspired to paint this scene because of its subtle colors and the nostalgic feel it gave me. I purposely look for comparisons of color complements, and I found it in this view of a farm in Oregon. I loved how the golden green of the field contrasted nicely to the red-toned dirt road. The field must have been highly reflective to give it the subtle blue overtone on an otherwise gold green field.
This view harkens back to my youth and taking family drives. This harkens back to my youth and taking family drives. A ride never was complete until we, “drove off the edge of the earth” as my dad used to say and it was often a view like this. The tilled land creates a line from edge to edge that could quite literally be the edge of the earth. I wanted to capture a level of stillness in my depiction of farm fields at the edge of the earth.