Off the Trodden Trail original oil painting by Pat Cross selected into West Virginia Wild Things Exhibit.
Showing March 18 - April 26, 2023 at Tamarack Marketplace.
As the afternoon heat rises, the sound of rippling water entices the hiker off the beaten path to seek refreshment. However, much more than cooler temperatures reward the traveler who discovers a feast for the eyes.
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 1.5" deep edge and adds more dimension to the piece. The oil painting is sealed with a clear satin UV protective finish for lasting impressions. It is mounted in a solid wood float frame with a blonde finish that brings out the warm highlights of the painting. This piece is wired and ready to hand anywhere you want the refreshment of a 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.