This dynamic autumn landscape depicting the grounds at Olana, the historic home and studio of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, was created by Hudson, NY artist Dan Rupe. Employing hues from the entire color spectrum, this painting shows a lavender pathway surrounded by fallen, fiery orange foliage. The pathway cuts through spring green hills and vanishes into the verdant treeline beyond. Paint is applied to the panel in thick, vivid strokes, lending the painting a very palpable texture that is characteristic of Rupe's work.
About the artist and work:
In Dan Rupe's work, simple street activity and community landmarks are translated with vibrant color, boldly accentuated with a canvas first coated in a crimson wash. When asked why he loves painting, Rupe says, “I choose to make art brightly with bold strokes, it’s laughing out loud with nothing to hide, I just let it out.” Rupe studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts.