Plein Air Impressionist Oil Painting Signed ROTHMAN
With a beautiful scene that you feel you can step right into, this oil painting of a lake framed by mountains and trees was painted en plein air* in an Impressionist style. The artist, while painting what was in front of him or her, probably took liberties to "arrange" nature for the sake of a pleasing composition. The pine trees are perfectly balanced on each side of the lake and the snowy mountain is nicely centered. The artist captured the colors of an approaching storm in the sky and the painting gives a very quiet, contemplative effect.
This oil painting was done on a canvas artist's panel and signed in white paint "ROTHMAN" lower right. We had the painting professionally mounted in the rustic, carved 1 1/2 inch wide wooden frame and given a dust paper backing and a hanging wire with a picture hanger and nail. Overall measurements are 22 1/4 inches wide by 18 1/4 inches top to bottom by 5/8 inch thick. It's in outstanding vintage condition and dates from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. If you love rustic, country, cabin decor, this painting will be perfect for you.
*From http://painting.about.com/ : Plein Air: A painting done outside rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French en plein air, meaning 'in the open air'. The Impressionists were particularly interested in the influence of changing light outdoors on color.