This painting was inspired by a view a few miles from my grandmother's house in upstate New York. I found the two silos to be quite ominous and threatening, especially since there are no barns any where near by and the silos themselves are covered with all sorts of overgrowth. They reminded me of the scene near the end of the old Wicker Man movie where Sgt. Howie is lead up the hill and first sees the Wicker Man ("Oh Jesus Christ! Oh God! Please no! Oh Christ!..."). I tried many different color schemes and the red/orange/yellow analogous color seemed to work best. In retrospect, I suppose it adds a feeling of impending violence, which is what I felt when I first saw the silos.
I am a full time artist, originally from Massachusetts, currently living in northern Maine. I work primarily in oils and pastel, and occasionally watercolor. I offer instruction in drawing and painting at my studio in a renovated potato house. Please feel free to view samples of my work (You can see a larger version of each picture if you click on it.) and leave a comment if you are so inclined. Be sure to click the "Older Posts" button at the bottom to see more work. I don't always have time to respond to comments, but if you wish to correspond with me, you can e-mail me at email@example.com