Piece description from the artist
A pair of tall cottonwoods in the "Missouri River Bottoms":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River_Valley near Waverly on a farm owned by my friends. This painting was begun on an early morning, while facing southwest. Eventide is borrowed from the titles of several great poems by "Gwendolyn Brooks":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwendolyn_Brooks and "Joseph Crosby Lincoln":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_C._Lincoln.
Floyd Alsbach is a "Stuckist":http://www.stuckism.com/ painter whose work is characterized by lucid composition, lucent color, direct texture, and a lifelong passion for art and nature. He consciously changes his style at least once each decade and tends to works within a series.
Floyd has taught painting, drawing and art history at Central Methodist University and Missouri Valley College. Floyd and his wife own and operate a small construction waste disposal business in rural Missouri. In 2012, he celebrated his fortieth year as a painter.