Thursday, July 31, 2008

7-31-08 "A Nice Summer Afternoon"

Well here is the finished painting with its corrections! The fence row making its way over the rolling landscape leads the eye to the barn just as it should. This painting has much more appeal than the previoius rendition.
water color, 16x20
$200, shipping included

Friday, July 25, 2008

work in progress - adjustments

The lower photo shows a painting I had completed in November of 07 but was never really satisfied with it so this week I took it out of the frame and gave it a stronger foreground and some fall foilage to the bare tree limbs. I'm not finished yet but will add a fence somewhere and a 'v' of ducks in the sky heading south for the winter.
The blogging has been neglected for several days as I was getting ready for the art show last weekend and this weekend there is another show in Indianola. There should be a large crowd because the National Balloon Classic is going on at the same time.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Brown's Chapel Road

Several weeks ago we went yard-saling around the country side and drove past this farm. Everything seemed to be in place perfectly and the composition needed little improvement.
I'm scheduled to be in two art shows this month, one in August, and have been asked to be the guest artist at another show in August. I like to keep busy but this just might get me worn out.
Watercolor $225

Friday, July 4, 2008

work in progress

It may look like these barns are floating on a brown pond but once I'm done the small barn to the right will be set back with a windmill at its side. The two close up barns and grasses will lead the eye to the focal point .