Piece description from the artist
A post-impressionist landscape of the Italian countryside. The prominently featured flowering plant in the foreground is meant to contrast with the barren, peaceful fields in the distance. By using a mild sepia tone, the peace gives off the impression of nostalgia, reflecting the rustic tranquility of Tuscany.
Jonathan Jahnke is a freelance painter, illustrator, and photographer living in New Orleans, Louisiana. In an abstract style, Jonathan distorts reality following the school of "post-impressionism.":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-Impressionism He is most interested in capturing the psychology behind a scene than the exact details. He uses dark, sketchy lines over bright, primary colors to simplify a piece down to its essence. Jonathan draws inspiration from the color, architecture, and character of life in New Orleans, as well as his travels through Europe and Asia.