Monday, January 7, 2013

Palm Street Windows- Two Abstract California Landscape Paintings by Erin Fickert-Rowland

       Palm Window-Spring copy               Palm Street-Roof copy

These two landscape paintings are very special to me, because they depict the view from the window of our first house on Palm Street in San Luis Obispo, California.  Birch tree branches stretch and reach across two gallery-wrapped canvases, creating unique pieces of artwork that feel alive and full of growth.

Layers of color are thickly applied over a mixed media surface, creating rich texture and visual interest.  Bold colors and dynamic composition provide an refreshing perspective of the vibrant California landscape.

"Palm Street Window: Spring"

Palm Window-Spring copy
©2012 Erin Fickert-Rowland,  oil on two canvases, 18 in x 44 in (total)

Color has been built in layers throughout this painting.  Lilac purples peek out from the blues of the sky, and the large cloud is fluffy with whites, grays and light blues.  The leaves of the tree are painted with thick dabs of impasto paint, and the abstract branches seem to sprout off the surface with their thickly textured bark.

"Palm Street Window: Spanish Roof"

Palm Street-Roof copy
©2012 Erin Fickert-Rowland, oil on two canvases, 18 in x 44 in (total)

A bold purple mountain is the backdrop for the graphic red line of a Spanish tile roof, and the stucco textured white house.  The bare tree branches intersect and divide the image, creating a very graphic and minimal landscape. 

These paintings are a part of my show 
at Zip 37 Gallery in Denver, June 7-23rd.
They available for sale in the gallery, or online in my Etsy shop.

(*Please note* Commission will still be paid to the gallery from online purchases, and paintings will not be shipped until after the end of the show on June 23rd.  Please contact me if you would like to purchase online but can pick up the painting at the gallery or make other arrangements- I will give you a code for free shipping!)


  1. These are wonderful~esp love the Spanish Roof!

  2. absolutely love these ... am missing our house in San Francisco with the spanish tile

  3. Thank you so much, Christine and Cynthia!

  4. Oh I love both of these! Everything about them!


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