This is an original painting by myself Sharon France.
I hope that you will enjoy viewing my vision and glimpses of the quiet, old rural landscapes of the American heartland. Old farms, barns, cattle, sheep, meadows and big open skies, are often the inspiration for my art. I have been influenced by the old Barbizon, Tonalist, & Luminist painters for my original dreamscape, landscape paintings.
My work is in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. It is also available for licensing. My paintings have been used as cover art on a classical CD by the "Wingra Quintet", an article about my original heartland landscape paintings was on the online Art Magazine "Empty Easel", and my paintings have also been used to illustrate a heritage cookbook by Cinagro Farms.
Size: 5" x 7" Acrylic on archival quality panel. Shipping is FREE within the continental USA
All images COPYRIGHT 2014 by Sharon France.
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WHY DO I PAINT THE COUNTRY?
I have been blessed to live and paint on a quite old farmstead, surrounded by fields, for most of my life now. It all started when I was a kid growing up. We lived at the edge of town and I remember the walks through the field of corn behind our house, and the feel of the damp earth on my bare feet back then. The trips to my grandparents remote Midwestern farm, are some of my favorite childhood memories, and from as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to live in the country like them!
My husband grew up on a farm, and soon after we married we moved to the country. We live on an old farmstead with a farmhouse and a red barn, which are a great inspiration for what I paint. It gives me a sense of peace and happiness to work on my quiet, country, landscape paintings, and I hope that you may find that in them also.
The ideas for my paintings come from my imagination, and are often of memories, and places that I have been and seen, here in the Midwestern Heartland. I paint my landscapes simply, from my heart. In my paintings I want to capture the feel of peaceful, quiet, isolation, found in the country.
I have always had a fascination with old farmsteads, especially the old farmhouses and barns found on them. Some of my fondest childhood memories and inspiration, are of the visits to my grandparent's remote Midwestern farm. Set down a very long lane, that eventually wound around the old barn, horse pasture, granary, corn crib, machine shed, chicken house, to end up at their old farmhouse with a white picket fence in the yard beyond. The croquet set would be on the lawn and Grandma would have one of her homemade pies waiting on the kitchen counter. A little bit of heaven here on earth, it felt to me back then!
My painting style leans towards Realism, although I often use elements of Tonalism and Minimalism in them. I have been inspired by the Tonalists, Hudson River School Artists, Minimalists, and Realist artists for my art. I work in acrylic, oil and soft pastel, although I most often work in acrylic on stretched canvas, for my Heartland landscapes. I build up many layers, using both wet and dry brush techniques, for my paintings. My art work has been described as having an intriguing peacefulness, in its quiet simplicity.
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