Land of the Pioneers, 2021 painting by Joan Pechanec
Land of the Pioneers

Land of the Pioneers

Mixed Media/ Cold Wax on Canvas
24” x 24”
NFS

This is one of a series of mixed media paintings of the Oregon country side. It is constructed of layers of papers including stamps, Chinese and Swedish writing, intricate patterns, copper cardboard applied on an iridescent copper painted board. Over this, I added multiple layers of paint, wax, pastel, pen. I attempted to create the archaeological effect of the cliffs, red and ochre hills, and river land of remote Central Oregon, the last stops of the Oregon Trail.