Abstraction

Another aspect in which I hope to explore further in this project is abstraction. The methods of construction and the materials especially play an important role in the history and character of the farm structures that I have been focusing on. This painting is the first of multiple abstract material studies that I plan to do. It is a detail of the corrugated metal siding of a WWII Quonset hut located at Crystal Springs. An interesting quality that I like about this painting is that at first it is seen as an abstract painting with the ability to be many things. Although, once told that it is the siding of a Quonset hut the texture, ridges, rust and shine of the metal start to become evident.

Quonset Hut Exterior Oil on canvas 14"Wx18"H

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