Medium:Oil on Canvas
Height: 76.5 in
Width: 71 in
Abstract landscape; reds and greens. House-shape upper left.
Stephen Duren attended the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1970s, and always favored working outside, directly from nature. During these periods of pleinair painting, he absorbed countless textures and patterns from the landscape, including that particular quality of light that is unique to California. This visual vocabulary became the foundation for his painting, moving from realism to abstraction. He was inspired by many European artists from the 1800s, including Van Gogh and Monet.