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S. Popp Rd 11, Lake Leelanau

Rachael Van Dyke's avatar Rachael Van Dyke

Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas with frame 48x36x1.5 unframed canvas size. I find myself most comfortable when away from the tradition of easel and canvas. I am often on my hands and knees actively engaged with the drawing, my bare feet thick in charcoal and oil bar. Outdoors, I tape charcoal onto the tip of a 3-foot stick to use as my drawing tool. Using these techniques allow for a more natural, spontaneous, and spirited drawing. I am eager to search for shapes of color and light that fall on the planes of the face and the ridge and valleys of the land. These organic movements are revealed in my landscape paintings, through juxtaposing patterns and colors of the farmlands and vineyards of northern Michigan.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5
  • Medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 48
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 36