Trixie Pitts

Original Abstract Painting by Trixie Pitts "Migration"

Title: "Migration"Medium: oil on 2 canvases (diptych)Size: 60 x 96 inches"Migration" is one of the 4 extra-large diptych abstracts I painted specifically for a solo exhibition in Midtown Manhattan that was in the lobby of the TIME Building. The whole series was inspired by a recent trip I took to South Africa for a safari. The whole experience was incredible but there was one that stood out most in my mind. We had been viewing a group of lions feasting on a cape buf but there was one that stood out most in my mind. We had been viewing a group of lions feasting on a cape buffalo they had recently died when all of a sudden hundreds of buffalo came silently to confront the lions. It was a tense standoff. The lions backed down! Then the cape buffalos turned around a headed toward a watering hole. We got there first and experienced the whole thing. They kicked up so much dust, the air in the bright sun was white. And, they just kept coming!I painted this painting with many layers of white. You can't tell in the photo, but it has a lot of paint on it! I kept the other colors to a minimum to emphasize the line and the movement.I am very proud of this painting and it looks fabulous on a grey or colored wall. It is currently being exhibited at another venue in Midtown, but if it is purchased, I can get it and replace it with another painting! Two huge shows in one year!It is a diptych and the two separate canvases will be shipped rolled in a tube. Any framer can re-stretch them on gallery stretchers. If needed, I will be glad to send the hardware used to attach the two stretchers together, although they could easily hang together with a small space in between as well.Keywords: safari, white, oversized abstract, inspired by Monet, neutral abstract, abstract landscape, abstract, extra-large, large diptych, wateringhole, minimal, new york city artist read more