Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Back Roads

I pass this farm on my way to church every week and always like the way the barn looks, silhouetted against the background of trees. When I painted this little sketch last weekend, it was a bright sunny day and the pine trees had a few touches of snow still clinging to the branches.

Near Lippencott, PA    3 1/2" x 9"

If you're a regular follower of my blog, be forewarned! You might get tired of looking at scenes of picturesque barns and farms over the coming months. I just love the looks of them - I can't help it! The way the light and shadows play off the angles on the farm buildings, the contrast between the man made structures and the natural environment around them, the rolling terrain of the hills with the dividing lines of trees and fences - I can't get enough of them.

I'm probably a hazard on the roads, because I'm always craning my neck to try to find the perfect composition for a sketch! Lucky for me, there are an endless number of gorgeous scenes in Greene County just waiting to be painted. I promise not to get into too much of a rut with the farm scenes though. :-)


  1. love all your scenes, inside and out!
    Hope you are well....

  2. Glad to see you stopped by, Patricia. Stay warm up there in all that snow!


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