Friday, April 20, 2012

Bank barn revisited

Bank Barn in Early Spring, Late Afternoon 12x9 pastel, copyright 2012

Hopefully no one is tired of this barn - I certainly am not.  It's funny how it seems to be constantly changing, even though I see it every day.  Right now I really only have this one view that is good, but as we are slowly clearing the area around it, I should be able to get different perspectives. 

There is an artist named Kevin Macpherson who created a series of paintings of the pond outside his house.  Over the course of five years he ended up with 386 small paintings.  I had thought that this might be somewhat obsessive of him, but I can now see that over the course of my life I could easily end up doing the same with this barn.  Perhaps there is a least a little bit of obsessiveness in every artist.


  1. I like this version a lot. It seems to have more depth and strength some how.

  2. Thanks Sue! I think the contrast between the orange light on the barn and the blue in the sky is what made this one a bit more dramatic. I'm going to have to keep that in mind for future reference!