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Roadside Farm

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: $625.00
Artist: Gordon Kellenberger
: tdgki995
Roadside Farm, by Gordon Kellenberger. Framed, matted pastel painting, one of a kind. Frame is black. ONE OF A KIND. THIS PIECE SHIPS using a Professional Shipping service. The shipping cost will vary from what is shown on your order, depending on your location. If you are a local resident, try this piece on approval in your home!

Gordon Kellenberger is a full time painter and potter working out of the Wasch Haus Studio in the Historic Amana Colony. He graduated with a degree in art from the University of Northern Iowa in 1965. He is a former art teacher and founder of the Amana Arts Guild. In the early 1980s he started the Art Iowa Workshops for artists and educators which still continue today. Gordon is a past recipient of the Iowa Arts Council's Iowa Arts Award, which honors individuals for their commitment to excellence in the arts.

"Throughout the seasons, in the morning and late afternoon hours, I take delight in traveling and experiencing the country roads of Eastern Iowa in my Jeep. I look forward to seeing what is around the next corner and over the next hill. During these travels I find myself experiencing a new sense of light, color and pattern. 

Back in the studio my work begins by sketching a sound structure or composition. This composition helps me develop my focal point, patterns and sense of rhythm. Following this sketch I begin applying pastels. Now the work begins to become a series of contrasts: light against dark colors, warm against cool colors, sharp against soft edges, rough against smooth textures, organic against geometric shapes. These elements along with the immediacy and intensity of the medium make painting both challenging and enjoyable.

Finally, as I work I tend to simplify my subjects and infuse them with bright and fresh colors. The resulting intensity and richness convey both my delight in painting and my desire to express 'something good about the Midwest.' " 

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