Farmstead 1 by Michelle Louis. Media: Acrylic.
Farmstead 1. This painting was inspired by an old stone farmhouse and barn. When driving by, I imagine its farming days and the calloused hands of early settlers placing foundation stones gathered from newly-opened prairie soil. Today this deserted farmstead is a recent addition to our public lands and a worthwhile visit. The old stone buildings were cleared of the trees that wove in and around, supporting the cracked and leaning ruins. Several sections have collapsed- a reminder that all things return to the earth. It’s a beautiful and haunting landscape when the sun is low in the sky. 48x 48 unstretched. This canvas will ship in a tube.