Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Oil on board, 5 1/4" x 9"
$160 plus $7 shipping in U.S.
A little bit larger painting today. Click the image to enlarge.
Last weekend we went to a family reunion at my cousin's beautiful home, nestled in the rolling high plateau and pine country the locals call Cricket Flat. It was as lush and green as I've ever seen it out there. My great-grandparents and assorted family members homesteaded this region in the late 1800's. It was lovely but lonesome country then and still is today--neighbors are few and far between.
This collection of old buildings is classic vernacular eastern Oregon architecture: no frills--just basic, functional construction. The clean lines have an austere beauty that seems right for the land.