Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Two Barns, Winter (study)

An aged and ramshackle barn used just for storage now, but still with glimpses of beauty it its lines, light and color.

8 comments:

Adrianne in Portland said...

I love it - my favorite barn picture ever! And the light on the snow - beautiful!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, Adrianne, glad you like this one. I'm starting an oil from this composition--I'll post it "in process" soon. Are you in Portland Oregon or Maine?

martinealison said...

Un bel hommage à ces vieux bâtiments... Vous leur donnez une deuxième vie...
Très belle palette de couleurs.
gros bisous

Marie Martin said...

In my estimation, you've done something wonderful ... and tricky ... here. You accurately represented the warmth of the sun in sky above along with the cold shadows on the show below in a believable way. I'd say that was a fairly impressive feat. Seems to me you have the entire color wheel included here without looking stilted or too "Kodak colorized". Looks believable, inviting. Allows one to really feel the temperatures and surroundings. Great work!

Marie Martin said...
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Susan Abbott said...

Merci, Martine.

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks very much for writing, Marie. The different temperatures of light, as well as the pattern of darks, are what attracted me to this motif. The watercolor posted here is a study for an oil painting, which I'll be posting in stages.

Carolynn McDade said...

lovely light and color. fantastic painting!!

~~carolynn ( =