Shannon McBride :These works on canvas were created on site, plein air, at Kaskela Farms during the 2017 eclipse. Mutton Mountains was actually created during the eclipse, documenting the changing light and surreal atmosphere. Right Before Your Eyes was painted on our first night at the farm. My intention was to set up my ‘studio’ and then paint the following day, however, Mother Nature had a different plan. Right in front of my ‘studio’ was the Deschutes River on the other side of the river was an active, full blown, fire. I get goosebumps still thinking about how, right before my eyes, the colors morphed as the fire engulfed the terrain. Kaskela documents the day after the fire, the aftermath. The soft maize colored mountains were now scared with a deep dark brown. Miraculously patches of life remained, untouched by the fire, reminding all of us that all will be well.
Acrylic paint, oil bar, soft pastel and oil pastel on canvas
Signed by the artist with C.o.A. (Certificate of Authenticity)