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Rod Frederick - The Long Twilight -  MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          The Long Twilight
by Rod Frederick

$395.00

MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 50
Image Size: 48"w x 10"h.
Published: December 2012







Known as the Land of the Midnight Sun and for its endless polar nights, the Arctic landscape in Rod Frederick’s "The Long Twilight" is both haunting and dynamic.

“Twilight is a transitional time, coming at both the beginning and end of the day. Between those extreme periods of light and dark, long sunrises and sunsets mark either the coming summer or approaching winter,” says the artist. “This arctic wolf pack stalks a ridgeline covered with only a light layer of snow indicating a time of change. Silent and still, just below the ridge, a ptarmigan with a mixed plumage of summer brown and winter white indicates a seasonal transition as well.”

"The Long Twilight" reveals yet another layer of meaning. At 48" x 10" this MasterWork™ Fine Art Canvas is a classic Frederick format of extreme horizontal design. If you have a unique long space that you haven’t been able to find the perfect piece for, consider hanging something wild there, Rod Frederick’s "The Long Twilight."




Rod Frederick
The serene outdoors seem at odds with the wild and crazy character of this artist, who is as famous for his paintings as he is for his sense of humor and gaudy shirts! If seen on his constant excursions into the wilds, many a collector would tell of an eccentric pirate come to life, only this swashbuckling, seemingly fearless explorer was more anxious to gain and share the treasure of knowledge rather than riches. "I grew up in a house full of pets," he says. "My mom had a degree in fine arts and although my dad was a lawyer, he was a weekend painter." So his love of animals and art was sown early (also inspired when he received a gift of Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds) and he attended Willamette University with a major in art and a minor in biology. "So I could know my subjects outside and in," he says. He put that education to good use as he embarked on a fine art career that would allow him to do what he enjoyed most; explore and learn. Frederick built his house in the middle of the Oregon wilderness and filled it with birds and animals. He’s hiked and camped in mountains and forests throughout the northwest U.S., Central America and East Africa. He knows the lakes and mountains as well as he knows the plains and deserts, not to mention almost all the creatures who live there, from the smallest bird to the largest elephant. And he will paint them on whatever size canvas suits them best. In addition to his peaceful views of animals in their natural habitats, he is also known for his paintings’ many different sizes and shapes—each chosen to best suit his perfectly balanced images of wildlife and wilderness.

 

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