Landscapes and Travel

These paintings were done in May, 2016 – each one is 12″ x 16″ on panel, painted in acrylics.

Both feature fields and nature combined with small man-made objects – truck or trains. I am not sure what got me into the idea of juxtaposing transportation and expansive fields, but I do know I did both of these paintings at the same time, so there was obviously some thread there…

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8 thoughts on “Landscapes and Travel

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I find myself more and more simplifying and consolidating the world into shapes. I kind of get lost in the image I am creating sometimes and forget it started off as something in the “real” world that I wanted to express. I find that I like this.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I started off with just fields, but – just not right, and so when I put a few strokes of paint down the vertical, well, then it got going in the right direction. In more than one way. Oh, I can’t seem to stop these words playing around.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I love train travel. It’s everything I like – the pace is good, it’s comfortable, I can settle in and feel at home for the time I’m on the journey, and I love looking out the window. I hope this picture conveys some of that.

  4. Genie Geer

    #2 reminds me of the 4 years in the ’80s that I lived in northern Lehigh Valley, at first dismayed by the lack of street signs, (I’m from Dallas, TX) but I found my way around by taking to the winding highways and byways and just letting myself get lost in the scenic landscapes. I think sometimes if I hadn’t gone broke up there, and if my parents here in Dallas hadn’t become ill, I might have stayed….it is still the loveliest place on earth, As always, I heart your art!

  5. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you so much. I have always felt so lucky to live in PA. Because we have such landscapes so accessible and beautiful in all seasons. I think it influences me even if I’m not painting a specific scene.

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