This is a new original work by Jan Schmuckal that is only available at The Mission Motif.
Woodland Tapestry 24x20 Oil on canvas framed in Dard unter Studios Quartersawn Oak Mortise & Tenon frame with seamless linen liner. (33-1/5" w "x32"h overall size).
About Jan Schmuckal
The changing light of day and the moods it evokes are the foundation of all my oil paintings. Each piece usually starts with a powerful, simple composition, which then evolves into a theme where strong light and shadow and deep color are within the primary subject.
Strength, mood and simplicity are my primary intentions, moreso than depicting a particular place or time.
My painting style is derived from the Tonalist Movement, which was started in the US and practiced by American artists while the Impressionists were painting in France, in the decades surrounding 1900.
Many of my paintings are done Alla Prima, also known as direct painting, which means; A style of painting where, instead of building colors up with layers, the painting is done in one session on a toned canvas while the paint is still wet. From the Italian word which literally means at once. I feel that this style of painting helps my intention to be succinct within each painting. As a note of interest, no black is used in any of my paintings.