Artworks > Landscape/Seascape

My initial inspiration for this ongoing series of landscape paintings came from pictures I had taken through the windows of a moving van during a cross country drive. My sister and I drove my father and all of his possessions from Detroit to Denver. I took photos with my iphone camera (sometimes while I was driving), and the images were often blurred, but retained the colors, shapes, and the "feeling" of the landscape.

I evoke this sense of motion in the paintings by pulling the paint across the canvas with a flexible plastic wedge. I also use sandpaper to create an initial smooth canvas and periodically sanding throughout the process of painting. This method produces unexpected forms, shapes, and transparent areas. Like taking photos from a moving vehicle - there is a certain amount of unpredictability about the results.

contemporary abstract landscape painting on canvas by Minnesota artist Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic and pumice on canvas
24 x 24 inches
2016
contemporary abstract landscape painting on canvas by Minnesota artist Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic and pumice on canvas
96x96 inches
2016
contemporary abstract landscape painting on canvas by Minnesota artist Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic and pumice on canvas
96x96 inches
2016
contemporary abstract landscape painting on canvas by Minnesota artist Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic and pumice on canvas
36x48 inches
2016
abstract landscape acrylic painting on canvas in minneapolis by artist patrick pryor
acrylic on canvas
24x24 inches
2015
abstract landscape acrylic painting on canvas in minneapolis by artist patrick pryor
acrylic on canvas
24x24 inches
2015
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
24x24 inches
2014
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
30x36 inches
2015
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
36x60 inches
2015
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
24x30 inches
2015
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
24x30 inches
2015
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas
acrylic on canvas
36x60 inches
2015
Horizon with Blue I
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2014
Contemporary Art Abstract landscape painting on canvas by Patrick K. Pryor
acrylic on canvas
48x48 inches
2014
Horizon with Green #2
acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
2014