Andrew Wyeth Flood Plain Painting

Title: Flood Plain
Artist: Andrew Wyeth
Painted: 1986
Medium: Painting / Print / Watercolor

About Andrew Wyeth Flood Plain Painting

tempera on panel 24 1/2 x 48 inches

In Flood Plain, the artist presents a view of the environment surrounding the mill and granary on his family’s land in Chadds Ford, where the remnants of a hay wagon lay in a field sodden with ice.

"I wanted to capture the clean-swept character of the beginning of the winter after the floods, I looked out and wondered, What’s that blue thing? It was the startling blue cover of a wagon. I found the car tracks rushing toward me exciting. The wagon had been in some parade and had been dumped out there near the raceway"

—Andrew Wyeth