Wednesday, August 27, 2008

8-26-08 "Allerton's Round Barn"

This is the completed painting of Allerton, IA's round barn. That small community is trying to preserve this barn, a one room school house, and a large victorian house on a museum property. I usually don't show the painting in the frame but I thought some of you might want to see how it is matted and framed.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's probably obvious I've had a major slow-down in producing paintings. Making paintings feeds on itself. In otherwords the more you paint the more you want to paint and the more you find time to paint. But once you brake that cycle it's hard to get that bike back on the road and head down the trail again. I had three artshow weekends in a row where I only completed one painting and now there are home repairs that must be made or I'll be fixing the porch and such while the snow flakes are falling around me. That's not appealing at all! I'll sit down at my art table this week and start another painting. I'm real tempted to branch out into something new, what I don't know. We'll see what the fall brings.

Friday, August 15, 2008

work in progress

Here is a painting of the round barn in Allerton, IA that I painted last year but in the 5x7 size. This painting will fit a 16x20 frame and hopefully be an improvement of the first one. The sky started out with a lot of big, puffy, billowing clouds. Yet, I couldn't make them look right so I smoothed them over and you see what I come up with. Maybe this is better in that they don't over power the white of the barn.