Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oxford Barn in the Fall

Oxford Barn in the Fall
Originally uploaded by linfrye
I'm still working through my stash of fall barn photos from some of the 'inspiration' rides C and I took this fall. This view, another Granville County barn, has been simplifed and I like that .... I'm thinking the colors could have been intensified a bit, but I'm arguing with myself since I also like the softer pallet.

I got to the B&B last night just before Rebecca's dinner for 20 -- Oh how beautiful the house looked -- poinsettias,Christmas mood lighting, soft music, the scent of baking, candles, laughter and talk -- what a delight to see so many people enjoying the rich hospitality and delicious food. I painted this while the party/meeting took place, and Rebecca encouraged folks to drop bt my room to visit the 'artist' ... I was honored by Rebecca's incredible support ... (and I was ever grateful that my muse stayed around long enough for the guests!!! LOL

It's been HOT here -- Last week our temps began in the low 20sF and ended in the 60s --- yesterday and today will reach 70!!!! So the fog this morning is as dense as butter and equally difficult to drive in!

We have our Christmas luncheon today -- and then I'm off until January! YAHOO! Naturally, I'm bringing work home with the hopes of making a small dent in it so January doesn't overwhelm me too much, since my daugher's baby is due then and I'll be dashing to South Carolina to be a 'nonna' again!

Stay safe in all this weather!!!!!


squawmama said...

Good Morning Lin... I am sure glad you didn't second guess yourself on this painting... I love it just the way it is... Sounds like everyone was having a wonderful time at the B&B last night... Holidays are always great for entertaining... Bet you can't wait for the blessed arrival of your new little one... That is the most wonderful feeling of all... Have a great Day!!!


Tami said...

I like the simplicity of this barnscape and the muted fall colors, I think the sky is perfect for it, any brighter and it would compete with the landscape. Have a great vacation. Congratualtions agan "Nonna"!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I thought you were already off for the holidays but it sounds close! I love the painting just the way it is. It's so serene and peaceful -- a place I could just walk into the distance and make myself at home!
We've had snow and freezing rain and schools and a lot of other things are closed but fortunately we're not as bad off as New England and the Mid-west. Let's hope it stays that way!

Teri C said...

It does look like autumn. so pretty and peaceful.

Joan said...

Lin - I didn't know your daughter was expecting...what a wonderful way to start 2009!!! Now every time you paint a barn I'll be thinking...Is that one of the barns Lin directed us to when I took the photos? I like the colors in this. Love the red barn!!!

Teresa said...

You've captured the essence of the rural NC landscape... beautifully!