Friday, May 1, 2009

Farm, Summer


The barnyards of hard-working farmers can be messy, piled high with half-finished projects, broken equipment, and the occasional stray animal (also an apt description of the studios of many hard-working artists.)

5 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

The nice touches of that violet-pink really add a lot of visual interest to this painting.

Barbara Sailor said...

I always enjoy your posts. your colors in this one are absolutely awesome, especially how you used complementary colors. Did you arrange the elements in the barnyard, or did you "opportunely" find a barnyard with all the items this way - just wondering.
Barb

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It amazes me how you use such strong colors and so many colors but your color harmony doesn't suffer nor does it seem saccharine. No small feat! This is beautiful!

Anita said...

Your use of colour is magical - and I just noticed below this reply window the image posted before - the hills are fabulous!!!
Would love to learn your colour techniques. They are so fresh!

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks you, all. Barb, I piece these compositions together from a variety of sources, including my photos and sketches. My color in oil is very influenced by all of the years I worked with transparent watercolor, and learned to not overmix, to use pure colors as much as I could, and be decisive with color compositions.