Friday, June 12, 2009

Barn

6x8 Oil Study on Paper
We set up our easels on the edge of an orchard that had just been sprayed with pesticides, so we worked very quickly (about 30 minutes).

15 comments:

Jill Berry said...

Well, that's a new motivation to get the paint down fast.
It turned out nice, with good repetition of warm and cool.

rahina qh said...

I can't believe it, 30 minutes and pesticide in your eyes... it worked wonders, I must try that:) Magical colours and interpretation!

Ann Rogers said...

For 30 minutes, you captured everything you needed! Great color and light.

Kerri Settle said...

It's wonderful, and I like how you kept the front relatively undefined to allow the eye to wander to the barn.

L.Holm said...

nice work for quickly! energetic.
Were there fumes?

Cathyann said...

Love it's freshness. well spent 30 mintues!!!lovely.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karen,

A beautiful painting done in scary circumstances. Apparently non-organic apple trees are sprayed 17 times before they're picked. Sad.

Take care,

Barbara

jennifer woodburn said...

Love this one Karen. The colours are wonderful, and I really like the looseness in your brushstrokes.

t_rAt said...

Nice colors.

Rob Hazzard said...

Karen, I absolutely love your landscapes. I'm taking a workshop with Charlotte Wharton soon, so hopefully mine will grow in depth. Beautiful, intentional brushwork, as always.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Well, the quick brush strokes and strong slashes of color are terrific! This just made me smile.

Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice. Thumbs down to the pesticides! :(

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Great little painting, Karen

LSaeta said...

Well, I hope you are still alive and not posioned form the pesticide spraying! But I love this one. As always, your colors are stunning.

Sandra Galda said...

This landscape is composed nicely, and your colors and brushwork are beautiful as always! Besides the chemical risks of oil paint you also delt with pesticidal dangers---artists are so brave, are we not? :)