This Thursday I shall be heading for the gallery with which I have made arrangements to hold some of my paintings on a commission basis. The one on show here is an imaginary view of the farmland close to where the gallery is located in the quaint town of Asbeck in Germany´s Munsterland next to the Dutch border. In May the gallery will stage a solo exhibition for me.
The landscape was painted in acrylics on a 40x50cm canvas. The fields were offering quite a challenge in that they made the scenery look rather vast and empty. My wife persuaded me to add something in the foreground. At first there were just the poppies to line the field. Then I placed an old wooden pole and a stone by the wayside. Even that did not seem to be enough. So I was brave and painted a tree curving the branches so that the farm in the background was still visible. I also left a few branches bare without leaves so you could still see the area beyond. Hopefully it has turned out to be a painting worth looking at.
You will find more pictures here and an enlarged view after clicking on the painting