Tellus

Oil and gold leaf on linen, 16 x 20 inches.
Private collection

‘Tellus’ is a latin word meaning earth. It was also the name of a ancient Greek statesman known as the happiest of men both for his life, and for his honorable death defending his country. Both seemed like a good fit for this vibrant blue painting with touches of gold leaf.

Center detail of the painting Tellus by RandalStoltzfus
Center detail of the painting
Detail showing signature of the painting Tellus by Randall Stoltzfus
Detail view showing signature