“Josies Pond in the Rain”
Oil on canvas, 48 in x 24
"The Silent Land"
Oil on canvas, 30 in x 40 in
Art at its roots is the expression of your environment. That statement began to take on a new meaning for me living on the edge of the Colorado counties of Weld and Boulder.
You find out there is much more to being an artist than the resulting piece of art that gets produced.
It is about making a deeper connection of some form to what is seen, felt and ultimately expressed so that it gets related in that raw form the way the artist experienced it to those seeing the artwork. Relaying a concept of thought you find out is much more difficult to paint.
Thus the beginning of a series of paintings called “Trailings Left Behind” with the emphasis on the land.
The paintings invoke an intellectual interpretation that is focused on and concerned with the beauty of the land, what humankind leaves behind and the stories it tells.
@ Copyright 2011. Rebecca K. Tolle