Landscape With Moon 2010: A Recently Sold Painting by Jason Oliva

Jason-Oliva-Landscape-with-moon-paintingLandscape With Moon. 2010. Acrylic on Canvas. 24″ x 30″. (Sold)

Landscape With Moon: A Recently Sold Painting

Landscape With Moon is one of the paintings that appeared in my art show at New York Vintners back in 2010. I painted many of the works for this show at my parent’s place in North Carolina, where Sophie and I stayed for a couple of months, having recently returned to NYC after a few years in the UK, followed by an eight month stint in France, Italy and  Greece.


Painting Landscape With Moon in North Carolina. 2010.

Landscape as Subject Matter

I began the original sketches for Landscape With Moon way back in 2003/2004. It was a time when the landscape as subject matter informed several of my paintings. A number of these works I painted in oil rather than my usual acrylic and they depicted bright blue skies looming over yellow fields. Around this time I also painted a couple of blue and white winter landscapes, also in oil, and two acrylic desert landscapes in warm, natural hues.


Field II. 2004. Oil on canvas. 48″ x 36″. (Private Collection, NYC)


Collector with Field II. NYC. 2004.


Field. 2003. Oil on canvas. 32″ x 72″ (Private collection. NYC)


Winter Landscape. 2004. Oil on canvas. 48″ x 32″. (for sale)

Moody Skies in Greece

For some reason I didn’t get around to turning the Landscape With Moon sketch into a painting until many years later. I think what got the ball rolling again was mine and Sophie’s recent trip to Greece. The villa we were staying in had a balcony, which we would sit on most evenings with a drink while watching the sun go down over the sea.

We were there in June and Greece was experiencing a rather unseasonal heatwave. As a result, the weather would often get quite stormy, which in turn would produce these moody, blueish, sometimes purple skies … I think it was this that influenced the palette for Landscape With Moon.


Sophie on balcony underneath stormy skies. 2010.


Jason on balcony in Alonnisos, Greece. 2010.

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