Prairie
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on linen
Before the Sun, the Moon, the Stars
2016
oil on linen
30" x 50"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on linen mounted on panel
Under the Sun
2016
oil on linen mounted on panel
40" x 90"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Ends of the Earth
2016
oil on panel
36" x 48"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Waters Above
2016
oil on panel
36" x 48"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Prairie 1
2017
oil on panel
11" x 22"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Prairie 2
2017
oil on panel
9" x 22",
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Prairie 3
2017
oil on panel
7 3/4" x 12"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on paper mounted on panel
Prairie 4
2017
oil on paper mounted on panel
8 ¼" x 35 ¾"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on paper mounted on panel
Prairie 5
2017
oil on paper mounted on panel
8 3/4" x 24"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Storm
2017
oil on panel
13.5" x 40"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Field
2015
oil on panel
20" x 16"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Trees 1
2016
oil on panel
16 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on panel
Trees 2
2016
oil on panel
5 1/2" x 10 1/4"
Ellen Holtzblatt Prairie oil on paper mounted on panel
After the Rain
2017
oil on paper mounted on panel
14 1/2" x 24 1/2"

As I reflect on place and how my surroundings impact my feelings and thoughts, landscape becomes an allegory for psyche and emotion.  Although I am a city dweller, my soul is most stirred in lands that seem beyond the control of humans.
 
“Under the Sun” references a wild November day when I was walking through a hibernating prairie.  Sunlight filtered through incessantly evolving clouds, creating theatrical shadows.  Of that day, I most vividly remember the interplay of light and wind.  It is this fleeting world that nourishes my imagination and dreams.
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