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Cloistered Fields

Oil Pastel Painting

Created by Tom Maakestad
This piece is made with oil pastel on heavy cotton rag paper. It is framed with museum conservation techniques. Art work is spaced away from glass with an antique white mat and clear maple frame suitable for museum presentation.

"Cloistered Fields" is from a hilly region of western Wisconsin where watersheds run towards the Mississippi River creating appealing hills and benches with farms tucked away amongst woods and rivers.

Late fall was the inspiration for this piece with intense coloration created by ripe fields of corn against a backdrop of bare trees and maples and oaks turning orange, red, and brown.