Friday, December 2, 2016

Grandpa's Barn

Oil on Linen Panel
Reference Photo taken by Joan McDaniel

This barn reminds me of my grandfather's barn in Illinois, which burned about 1959. His barn did not have a rock bottom, nor were there mountains nearby, but still...It was red and this reminds me of the wonderful man he was.

The Field

Oil on Canvas
Reference photo by Daniel Edmondson

I fussed with this one a fair amount. I painted in four cows, but they did not help with the flow of the painting, so I scraped them out, brightened the field, turned some trees to fall colors and accentuated the sunflowers in the foreground. I may paint this again and see if I can't make the cows work. I love the field and would like to roll in the grass.