Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wind Farm

This is the first of what I hope to turn into a series of paintings based on energy sources. I hope this piece contributes, in some small way, to enthusiasm for clean energy and other dialogue about solutions to big problems. If you like this image and would like to help spread enthusiasm for clean energy, prints are available in two sizes at my Etsy Shop.

I also encourage anyone supportive of clean energy to visit the Department of Energy's Green Power Network to find out if there is a supplier of clean energy in your area. Many people don't even realize that they can easily sign up to purchase their electricity from clean sources for a near negligible increase in price.

Wind Farm by Rob Rey - robreyart.com
Oil, 18 x 24 inches

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Wind Farm detail by Rob Rey - robreyart.comWind Farm detail by Rob Rey - robreyart.com


  1. I love the way you handle the paint. I hope to achieve some degree of the same finesse some day.

  2. Hi there Rob!... an inventive green garden green visual metaphor!~ Your plea is sound on one level of thinking... but absolutely crazy on a level which we have experienced in our area.

    The wind "gardens" were strategically planted on a large island in Lake Ontario... Wolfe Island... which beyond the fact had prime farm land... now gobbled up forever... but as well this particular site is the main crossing point on the Eastern Flyway for songbirds, geese and waterfowl making their way south for the winter months. They have taken a real beating "running the gauntlet" through this maze of rapidly turning wind generators.

    The need for green energy is a must as you said... but government officials need to consider their decisions more thoroughly before "planting" their wind "gardens".

    I love the painting though... a very imaginative painting... well drawn and executed!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce Sherman

  3. Thanks L.W. Roth and thanks Bruce Sherman. A good point to be considered. There is often a balance to be struck between the weight problems to be solved. Hopefully a solution to the danger for birds can be found as well or at least better way to manage the problem. Other clean energy sources might be the answer, but unfortunately money currently weighs heavily on the balance of problems. Wind energy is currently the most financially economical of clean sources.