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Bluestem # 03
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x48"
2012
Bluestem # 05
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
24"x24"
2012
Bluestem # 07
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x24"
2012
Bluestem # 08
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x48"
2012
Bluestem # 10
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x48"
2012
Bluestem  # 11
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
72"x48"
2012
Bluestem # 12
Mixed Media on Canvas Over Wood Panel
48"x36"
2012
Bluestem # 15
Mixed Media on Canvas over Panel
36"x36"
2014
Bluestem # 16
Mixed Media on Canvas over Panel
36"x36"
2014
Bluestem # 17
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas Over Panel
72"x12"
2014
Bluestem # 18
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas Over Panel
48"x12"
2014
Bluestem # 20
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas Over Panel
24"x24"
2014
Bluestem # 21
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas Over Panel
72"x24"
2014
Bluestem # 23
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48"
2014
Bluestem # 24
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
72"x72"
2016
Bluestem # 25
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
36"x36"
2016
Bluestem # 26
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48"
2016
Bluestem # 27
Acrylic with Cold Wax Finish on Canvas over Panel
48"x48
2016
Bluestem # 28
Acrylic on Canvas Over Panel
12"x12"
2016
Bluestem # 29
12"x12"
2016
Bluestem 30
Acrylic on Canvas
24"x24"
2016

Bluestem is a native prairie grass and can be found across the North Texas region where Hill's home and studio are located. Work in the series is produced in several steps. Bluestem is carefully selected for its potential to create impressions in acrylic paint on canvas while exposed to the weather. After weathering, the work is then brought into his studio where forms and patterns are discovered, taped off and painted over. Through a process of adding and subtracting, an under-and-over-painting is created. The result is a unique visual language of contrasting patterns which express reductive forms and space.