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Prairie Schooner - Painting,  10x10 in ©2011 by Gloria Nilsson -  
                    
    Figurative Art, covered wagon, prairie schooner, Bushnell Farm, original oil paintin, gloria nilsson, oil sticks, landscape
Prairie Schooner - Painting, 10x10 in ©2011 by Gloria Nilsson - Figurative Art, covered wagon, prairie schooner, Bushnell Farm, original oil paintin, gloria nilsson, oil sticks, landscape
© 2011 Gloria Nilsson
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Prairie Schooner (2011)
Painting (10x10 in)


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This artwork is part of the gallery Landscapes.

Oil

Painted en plein air at the Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, this covered wagon was pure inspiration, an icon of the American Old West. In the mid-nineteenth century thousands of daring Americans ventured 2000 miles across the Great Plains in covered wagons to Oregon & California. Also called Prairie Schooners as the white cover reminded some writers of the sails of a ship at sea. The use of oil sticks lends itself to the rough, uninhibited, sketch-like quality of this particular subject.... Read More Painted en plein air at the Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, this covered wagon was pure inspiration, an icon of the American Old West. In the mid-nineteenth century thousands of daring Americans ventured 2000 miles across the Great Plains in covered wagons to Oregon & California. Also called Prairie Schooners as the white cover reminded some writers of the sails of a ship at sea. The use of oil sticks lends itself to the rough, uninhibited, sketch-like quality of this particular subject. Oil sticks on canvas panel, framed in a wide antique distressed silver plein air frame .

Related themes: Painting, Oil, Figurative Art, covered wagon, prairie schooner, Bushnell Farm, original oil paintin, gloria nilsson, oil sticks, landscape
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