Out to Pasture is from my Enviro series. Each of these began with a finished paint-by-number I found in a thrift store or garage sale that was glued to the surface of the larger painting. The palette and style of the paint-by-number determined the color of the painting.
Each of these paintings also includes some oblique nod to environmental issues and how ubiquitous (and unnoticed) degradation and pollution are. In Out to Pasture there are two smokestacks behind the tree, whose smoke trail can be seen floating into the sky.
The two children are the artist and her brother Paul. The paint-by-number’s signature is still readable under the horse. The painting continues onto the sides and is not meant to be framed.
24 x 24 x 1.75, oil on wood panel, 2008
Out to Pasture 24 x 24 x 1.75, oil on wood panel, 2008