Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cates Farm Old Chicken Coop


Cates Farm Old Chicken Coop
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Another view from the Paint-Out Saturday ... by now it was after 1:00 pm, the heat was most intense, and the shade had shifted. I painted the side of this old chicken coop -- and so wish I had changed he treatment of the magnolia on the left ... Still, what I loved about the building was the peeling paint, the old door, and the clay foundation ....

8 comments:

mARTa said...

great composition! I like the tree on the left...it gives me something to do: move the branches a bit as I walk by and up to the coop where I'm going to explore and gather eggs! You are doing a great job with all these farm sketches!

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

Another good one Lin. Reminds me of my youth in Vermont. Sounds like you got plenty of pics to draw from. I too like the peeling paint and feeling of age.
Hugs,
Lorraine

Brenda Y said...

You are doing so well on these old buildings, Lin!! I LOVE the peeling paint -- execellent job! -- and I agree with Marta, I like the bit of branch on the left, if it were more it would take away from the building.

Carole said...

I really like the tree in front of it like that! I love these plein air sketches of yours. You're doing really well - I think it's much harder to paint on site.

Laureline said...

Really nice compositon, cara. The central placement of the image here helps convey the tranquility of the scene.
Wonderful job.

Linda said...

Lin, you've really done some wonderful work lately, with great variations in value and brushwork. These are all just SUPER!!!

Felicity said...

It's even better for knowing the difficulties of the conditions you are working in! In that sort of heat, my hands sweat and warp the paper - uggh! I know what you mean about the tree - I find that edging of foliage very hard to get right.

Bill Sharp said...

You did a great job on the siding. I really get the peeling paint. It's really tough to stay focused in that heat.