As The Crow Flies

As The Crow Flies

Original Watercolor Painting by Nick Santoleri

"As The Crow Flies" (Andrew Wyeth's Mill) by N. Santoleri 2013 Image Size: 19" x 27"
“As The Crow Flies” (Andrew Wyeth’s Mill) by N. Santoleri 2013  Image Size: 19″ x  27″

Slide show (below) of the steps in creating this painting.
 Click the arrows on the sides of the image below:

A pencil drawing was completed in 2013 entitled “As the Crow Flies”. It was drawn to memorialize the death of Andrew Wyeth, (1917- 2009). This image of Andrew Wyeth’s home in Chads Ford, Pennsylvania. They say he died in his sleep, so i tried to depict the night that he died. I believe it to be one of my best landscape pencil drawings to date. Through the past couple of years, as I have looked at it, the need to take it further and create a watercolor painting of the image slowly erupted inside of me. I started this painting on January 16th, the anniversary of Wyeth’s death and completed it in 6 weeks.

About the (above) slide show.

  1. A picture of the drawing completed in 2013.
  2. Starting to draw the painting in pencil on watercolor paper.
  3. A close up of the the process (under drawing).
  4. Starting to put paint on paper by jumping right into the night sky, (the part that I felt would make or break the painting).
  5. -15. Various stages to completion.
About the finished painting.
  • The image size of this painting is 19″ x 27″
  • Framed and matted by the artist with acid free matting
  • Overall framed dimensions, including mat & frame is 31.5″ x 39″
  • This watercolor painting comes with a letter of authenticity from our studio.

The price for this one-of-a-kind original painting is available $7,000.  Gone

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