Weathered Cisterns

contemporary impressionist,  dallas texas artist, travel art, Niki Gulley paintings

I painted these water tanks and grain mill in the distance recently in Grapevine, TX on a bright, crisp winter morning. I loved the colorful rust contrasting against the blue-grays of the metal containers, and I worked with thick layers of oil paint and my palette knife to capture that texture. The whole scene had an industrial feel to it, so I chose to include the telephone pole and wires in the foreground to set that feel and also lead you into the scene. Adding a touch of whimsy to an otherwise hardened scene, I like the play of recent man made touches juxtaposed against 19th and 20th century modern technology.
 
“Weathered Cisterns” 
18″ x 12″ textured oil on board. 
Framed in 1” silver floater frame.  • $1,000 framed / $850 unframed
 
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