Sunday, October 16, 2011

Windermere Barn

Windermere Barn     8x10     Oil on Board      $325 framed
This barn is on a farm that has been surrounded by new subdivisions just south of us. It would be great if it would stay like that but there is a nice big For Sale sign on the fence. Meanwhile the horses and other animals seem oblivious to all that is going on around them. It's such a peaceful resting place for the eye and the soul. There are a few more barns on the same property that I have in mind to paint while they're still here.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Barn at the U.

5x7   Oil on Canvas    $200 framed

I took my paint box with me one Saturday morning  when I went over to the market on the University grounds and this little scene caught my eye.  I love this farm at the U. because you're in the middle of the city but you could easily be out in the country. Also the Green and Gold Garden donate all the proceedings from the market to a Women's Shelter in Rwanda. It was fun doing this one with a palette knife. It's a great tool for plein air as the cleanup is quick and you can use big juicy strokes.
This painting will be in the Alberta Oil Painters Fall Show at the Dow Centre through October.