This is a landscape by Cooper Michael French. This artist is unique in many ways. His approach to this painting was this…he starts by splashing in thin neutral color of random shapes. After turning the canvas several different ways he waits until the shapes suggest a subject, and then he follows the painting and develops the suggestions the canvas provides. Cooper paints in a very limited palette when using this approach. When the piece is complete it always has a sense of peace and tranquility. His work shows an incredible understanding of nature and maturity about it, but still changes as time goes on for the better. The sign of a true artist.
This is a large studio piece I did from a smaller painting done on location one summer night this past summer. There was this typical red clay road leading through the field towards the sunset. Earlier that day was the tail end of a summer storm so the cloud formation was just absolutely beautiful. At just the right moment I tried to capture the suns light reflecting under the storm clouds. I love this effect. This piece was 48×60 inches. The on location piece was a 16×20 size piece.