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Constance Patterson - "HEAVY WEATHER "

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Artist: Constance Patterson
Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 18"h x 24"w

"The impact of weather approaching over the long flat expanses of the Midwest has a very unique feel, and it is a very strong visual memory. My family spent some time in Kansas City, Kansas. I was initially amazed that it was so cosmopolitan and yet a heartbeat away you were in the plains... looking at farmland for as far as you could see. That was a long time ago of course, and I'm sure much has changed... but the memory is still as strong as ever. This piece expresses much the same sense of an unchanging and changeable world. The sense of an invincible and staunch world at the mercy of weather and circumstances is never more visible than in the lone barns and homes that dot the landscape of the plains. I like the concept of the buildings standing strong against whatever weather comes. These barns are seasoned warriors. They hang in there whatever comes." Constance Patterson

"HEAVY WEATHER" is a landscape painting depicting a solitary building set atop a gentle hill. The building features a red pitched roof and white walls . It stands against a soft, pastel sky with hues of yellow, light blue, and white. The foreground consists of an expansive field that takes up the lower half of the painting, with a warm, earthy color palette ranging from muted greens and yellows to soft oranges and browns. A fence line stretches across the hill just in front of the building, providing a sense of scale and boundary to the landscape. Overall, the painting has a tranquil and serene atmosphere, characterized by soft brushwork and a harmonious color scheme that evoke a sense of peaceful isolation and the simple beauty of the countryside.