Don Quixote thought they were knights he must fight - but they were just windmills. Still, they are beautiful, standing tall and slim against an auburn and rust-colored sky, ensconced by the lush presence of greenery. Literary and whimsical.
The sky was painted by brush, but then each leaf and each piece of silver plating on the windmill was done one "pat" at a time, using a palette knife. This style of painting is called impasto, which is an Italian word for the method of applying the color by layers. A rust wash was then applied to the finished painting as the last veil of color.
The backlighting from the moon seems to bounce off the blades of the windmill and then reflect from the tops of the mountains and greenery. A very...
Eloise’s rustic paintings, prints, giclees, and canvas prints have the classic beauty and style of antiques. Her paintings and prints on canvas include landscapes from the Georgia, Texas, and Alabama countryside. She also paints on old wood, combining history with art, as she incorporates antique jewelry, tools, hats, musical instruments or frames into her creations. Eloise has been featured in Lee Magazine and Sunshine Artist Magazine as well as in newspapers and on television and has won numerous awards.
Eloise accepts commissions where she designs original art paintings to accommodate family pieces (Grandpa's old watch, for example) into memory paintings. Eloise originals can be found at both Fairhope Connection galleries in...
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