"Back from Oz"
18" x 24" encaustic on panel
Last month I was inspired by the farmhouses and barns less than two hours from Chicago in Michigan. The region's soil is matched to that of some of the best vineyards in France and the grapevines were full and lush. Being in the city has definitely changed my inspiration and perspective. My thought was by keeping this work black and white, it is less "pretty" and more sophisticated. This painting also reminds me of the Wizard of Oz, the scenes at the beginning and end, when Dorothy is in Kansas. Although this painting is a vineyard in Michigan and the crop here is grapes rather than corn, I just had to make a reference to the movie.