Jul 17, 2013

The Old Barn

The Old Barn - 13 x 15 Sold

Don't these old buildings have lots of memories and stories?  Just looking at the lines of age seem to give it that sense of dignity even as it is falling to ruin.  They are so much fun to draw and see them come to life again. 
This barn was a challenge as it was so big it was impossible to get pictures of it in one piece. I went in February to do the photo shoot so the alder trees would be bare and I could get clear shots.  From my picture pieces I was able to draw it out.  The owners wanted it to appear as if they were looking out their window, so I picked a few things from their windowsill to bring it all to life.  I must admit I really loved that little plant man in the right corner and he was finished longed before the rest of the picture.  (We all have our fun spots!)
The owners were thrilled with the picture and my biggest critic, my husband Steve, gave it his thumbs up as well.
Enjoy the summer days, they go by too quickly,


Brenda Hill said...

Hmmm.. looks picture perfect

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thanks Brenda, the owners were thrilled to see the picture. The undergrowth is quite extensive around the barn and it is hard for them to see it in summer. There are a lot of memories for them there and the picture really brought them back.