Making a Splash by Pat Cross elected into West Virginia Wild Things Exhibit.
Showing March 18 - April 26, 2023, at Tamarack Marketplace.
A lively summer brook skips downstream and leaps into a deeper pool making a splash heard beyond the banks. The sound catches the ear of anyone on the trail seeking cheerful refreshment.
In this painting, the artist layered glazes of oil paint to add luminance to the colors. Some areas are carefully blended while others are applied with a painting knife to set in contrast the rich texture.
Painted on a gallery wrap canvas, the water flows around the deep edge and adds more dimension to the piece, appealing to anyone who also appreciates sculpture. This piece is mounted in a custom, handmade raw-edge wood frame that enhances the wildness of the sprightly stream. It is wired and ready to hang in you home, office or anywhere you want the refreshment of a natural mountain stream.
To view or purchase this and other artworks by Pat Cross, visit the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery in Tamarack Marketplace, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801.