Beside the Big Red Barn

Beside the Big Red Barn

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Oil Painting on stretched canvas by Mark Altrogge. unframed, 24” X 36”

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This image is the “poster image” for Mark Altrogge’s exhibition opening June 26, 2019 at The Artists Hand. Mark has combined three forms that he enjoys painting, bikes, barns and birches, into an exhibition of recent work. As he puts it himself, “ I love lots of things about them - the shapes, and the contrasts in the shapes. Barns have lots of straight lines, rectangles, triangles. Bikes have curves, circles, ovals. Both barns and bikes use two artistic "keys" - repetition and variation, which is why I like birches - the repetition and variation of the shapes are almost abstract or musical. But beyond the technical aspects, all three subjects tell stories - all the work and animals in barns, the journeys on bikes, and walks through woods. I also like to tip my hat to my Dad, who always insisted, "Every barn must be red." Well, several of them will  be, just for you, Dad.”