Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Silo - by Darren Maurer

8" x 48"
This painting isn't yet finished. I decided to post a progress shot of the painting so people can see I am really still working. My client lives in New York, NY, and is originally from Northwest Iowa. Her husband's family used to build silo's all over the Midwest and this painting represents one of the silos built by his family. A silo is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain or fermented feed known as silage. The pattern you see around the top perimeter of a silo is a distinct design solely used by those that built the silo. Everyone had their own design and it was quite a big deal to the silo builders. This silo will have the pattern of my client's family showing proudly above the tree line at this farm. The picked corn field and the wide horizon line are also telltale signs of place in this piece. Commission Painting - Sold.

3 Comments:

Blogger m collier said...

Impressive!!!!

9:08 AM  
Blogger Darren Maurer said...

Thanks!!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous kyle kunnecke said...

that's a gorgeous painting - I love the horizon line and how all the rows of harvested corn lead us to that silo... beautiful composition...

12:47 PM  

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