Barbara Kieffer Rowe
Black Hills Artist
Seasonal Pass of Color

Medley

Medley

In the presence of the Black Hills area, I initiate visual dialogues and conceptions that merge into expressed images. The natural beauty and mystic of the Hills possess a natural artistic power, from small scale detail to striking views that lift in the atmosphere. I share my core connections with varied subject matter that emerge in multi-media processes.

Seasonal Pass of Color

Seasonal Pass of Color

Batik | 19" x 33" | $1400

Feeling the strong seasonal pass of colors, batik was the media of choice for expression of vibrant colors representing the continuum between autumn and spring. Minimal pencil strokes introduced the tree trunk and the remainder of the image was left to the spontaneity of cyclic layers of transparent acrylic paint and hot wax on canvas. After completion of waxing, the canvas was crinkled allowing dye to enter fractures.Final ironing of the wax from the canvas allowed a reveal of colors and shapes once concealed behind wax. The image is always a surprise

Copper Snag

Copper Snag

Mixed media and splash copper | 16” x 24” | $895

Gnarled trees experience a tedious continuum of life and in final days expose a life scribed by elements and time. In this image acrylic paints and modeling medium were used to create a gentle curved flow that encapsulates rugged growth and angular twists. Splash copper specimens crown the top of this living legend with an extension of growth through the image boundary.