For the artist, this painting is a metaphor for wandering thoughts that occur in the morning hours. The composition employs neutral colors to subdue the primary palette—evoking how a mood gradually takes shape.
Alan Prazniak was raised on a horse farm in rural Pennsylvania, spending his formative years among the idyllic landscapes of the Delaware Water Gap. The artist's elemental work plays with opposing forces—such as pressure, balance, harmony and tension. Prazniak paints plein air, or directly from observation outside the studio. Prazniak paints carefully, allowing for both growth and a sense of immediacy in his compositions.
Alan Prazniak’s work playfully examines elemental forces—pressure, balance, harmony and tension. The artist’s practice encompasses painting plein air, as well as non-objective wandering and mindful arranging. Prazniak’s careful approach to painting allows for both growth and immediacy.