Gallery / Marshes and Fields

Juliana McDonald’s daily walks in local woods and fields connect her to nature’s complexities and rhythms and to the challenges green spaces face to escape urban development. Field paintings celebrate the rich variety of wildflowers and grasses slowly reclaiming old farmlands. Similarly, the delicate transition zones between land and water team with life and mystery. Tightly-cropped close-up views and high horizon lines, a bug’s eye view, draw the viewer into these intimate places. Layers of paint are applied with a palette knife, echoing the layering of events over time.

01. The Path - oil on canvas - 20 x 24 in
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02. Inlet 2 - oil on canvas - 20 x 24 in
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03. Bataille Marsh 1 - oil on canvas - 20 x 24 in
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04. Bataille Marsh 2 - oil on canvas - 20 x 24 in
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05. Meandering - oil on canvas - 24 x 30 in
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06. Awakening - triptych - oil on canvas - 36 x 72 in
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07. Awakening 4 - oil on canvas - 36 x 48 in
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08. Awakening 5 - oil on canvas - 24 x 20 in
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09. Early Growth - oil on canvas - 48 x 24 in
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10. Field in Blossom - oil on canvas - 36 x 24 in
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11. Fireweed - oil on canvas - 36 x 24 in
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12. Milkweed - oil on canvas - 36 x 24 in
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13. Iris 2 - oil on canvas - 24 x 12 in
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14. Pickerel Weed 2 - oil on canvas - 24 x 12 in
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15. Pickerel Weed 1, oil on canvas - 24 x 12 in
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16. Pickerel Weed 3 - oil on canvas - 24 x 12 in
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17. Quiet Recess - oil on canvas - 14 x 14 in
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18. Coming to Light 4 - oil on canvas - 20 x 24 in
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19. Coming to Light - triptych - oil on canvas - 48 x 72 in
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