Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Barn in the Oxford Woods

Barn in the Oxford Woods  by linfrye
Barn in the Oxford Woods , a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

As I continue in Virgil Carter's class, I am revisiting some of my favorite photographs and attempting to paint them in a more loose and colorful manner.

One of the things I love about living in rural North Carolina are the wonderful barns, shacks and outbuildings that dot the landscape. Some are still used; far more are abandoned, and the story of their decline is as rich as the story of their useful past. This particular barn/shack resides about two miles from my home. The fence is my inclusion, but the woodlands, trees and grasses creeping around and through the old barn are very real.

Images such as this, for me at least, harken back to simpler times, times when living by, for and with the land was the way of life and most important. ln our forward movement toward progress we tend to forget our deep, abiding dependence on this good earth. Images such as this, remind me .... again.

Take care of YOUR place on this earth -- and please remember to vote. This is the last round ending on August 31 - if we remain in the top 5 -- an orchard will be ours to nurture, tend, and harvest for this regions hungry. Thank you for your support!


Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Beautiful barn..

deb said...

Stumbled across your blog from Kate's Korner. I scrolled down thru your paintings and i absolutley hands down love the sunflower painting. :) What is it about sunflowers ??? They always make me smile! Nice to meet you and please do stop by for a visit! deb

Teri C said...

Absolutely gorgeous painting!!!!!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful painting Lin. You are certainly on a roll and it's always a treat to visit your blog.

Lorraine said...

Oh I love everything about this painting Lin -- the soft trees, the details and shadows on the barn, the fence and all the little details you put in the foreground. Such a restful painting and gives me a feeling for cooler late summer -- one can dream!!

Big hugs,