Original Acrylic Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas: It’s titled, OZARK ROOTS, but perhaps a better name for it would be the Coronavirus painting. I’ve wanted to create this painting for a number of years, but I knew it would be a long term project. With the beginning of the Coronavirus shelter-in-place orders in mid-March I knew now was the time to paint it. Little did I know it would take me five months to complete it. Ozark Roots is based on a very old Kodachrome slide I made in the late 1960’s while tramping through the woods south of Highlandville, Missouri. All of these years it has been one of my favorite photographs, and now, it’s a favorite painting.
For three decades, Garry McMichael has been traveling the back roads of Middle America, especially the Ozarks, capturing its beauty with the camera, charcoals, pastels and paint. Garry is constantly searching for those fleeting moments when the landscape, the atmospheric conditions and the ever-changing light come together in a flash of visual inspiration. Garry photographs as well as paints his experiences.
Size 40x60x1.5 in
Paint Type Acrylic
Number Of Pieces 1