9″ x 11″ Oil
Martha uses only top professional grade oil paints on a prepared support of at least 3/8-ths inch thick (only rarely does she use a stretched canvas because when painting en plain air, light shines through a canvas where it does not penetrate a board). Her boards may be of composite, or birch, and a few will have a linen surface. She creates the majority of her boards herself, purchasing birch at a local high quality lumber yard, cutting them to size and preparing their surfaces usually with PVA Size.
One fall while I was in Dubois, WY painting plain air, a heard of long-horned sheep ran past me. I quickly picked up my camera and photographed their movement across some hills and valley, and then the heard climbed a steep mountain. From this location, I spotted both a female and a male looking with authority over the rest of the herd. These images were used to create” Queen Ewe” and “King of the Mountain.”
This panting fame was chosen specially chosen to work with the artwork.