CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS FROM THE ASCENSION SERIES - GALLERY I

The Ascension Series of contemporary American Landscape paintings was inspired by the vast bold landscapes and skies of summer on the Great Plains. There are many influences that go into this series. I read a poem once that had a line that said, "the sky was full of blue, and full of the mind of God".  The huge expansiveness of the Great Plains Landscape reminds us that there is something grander then us, something deeper and more comforting and yet awesome.  There is a simplicity to the land on first glance but then translates to wonderous nuances of complexity as we sit with it all.  These paintings have often been called Zen like.

The series is also about painting, and the influences felt from a range of artists before me. I find it a wonderfully enjoyable challenge to take the invigoration of a huge landscape and then turn that inspiration into an image that regards the formal elements of picture plane, materials, design and color and the paint itself. One of the pieces, "Big Ascension", was part the recent, Contemporary American Landscape Paintings Exhibition in Annapolis, MD. The exhibition was curated by Joann Moser, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian's American Museum of Art. That was a nice honor.  Contact Stan Hennigh Fine Art about any of these paintings.

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Big Yellow Ascension, by Stan Hennigh

BIG YELLOW ASCENSION

 


 
Big Ascension, by Stan Hennigh

BIG ASCENSION



 
Ascension Into a Curving Sky, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION INTO A
CURVING SKY



Ascension with Shadow, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION WITH SHANDOW



 
Ascension with Copper Field, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION WITH COPPER FIELD



 
Ascension with Yellow Trapazoid, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION WITH YELLOW TRAPAZOID



Ascension with Pink Stripe, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION WITH PINK STRIPES



 
Peaceful Ascension, by Stan Hennigh

PEACEFUL ASCENSION



 
Ascension with Angel Cloud, by Stan Hennigh

ASCENSION WITH ANGEL CLOUD





 

 


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