This is an original oil on canvas painting......framed measures 24" by 19 ½". This desert scene is in excellent condition. It makes great use of color, texture and light.
This type of art work is called Plein Air Painting because it was painted outside. Painted in 1980, and exhibited at an art show, the original sticker from 1980 is still attached on the back. From a private collection.
SIGNATURES: It is signed H. Abernathy in the lower left corner.
Biography of Artist: Helen Briggs Abernathy. (1909 – 1998) Studied at Olivet College and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She spent many years teaching in Evanston, Illinois. She lived in Tucson and Charlotte, Michigan. As an artist Abernathy is best known for her desert and rural Plein Air landscapes.
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