Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gray Barn

Gray Barn, 6 x 6

This little barn caught my eye on a recent drive to Houston; it was somewhere around Smithville (I should take better notes).  It's one of those old Texas barns you see on any given piece of property along the highway--a subject I love almost as much as cows.  I've always been overly sentimental for anything that reminds me of my home state....

-julie davis


7 comments:

LSaeta said...

Great little painting. I love the contrast of the blues on the side and top of the barn. Very nice!

Barbara M. said...

Wow-- I have seen that light and shadow, and yet it's so painterly,
as though it can't be, but is, real!

Love this so much.

Super work.

xoxoxoBarbara

Pam Holnback said...

Great job. You captured the values w/ so few strokes.

Watercolorist said...

The use of analogous colors works well in this piece. Barns make interesting subjects.
Jean

Kerri Settle said...

I love your work and the wonderful looseness you're able to maintain in your paintings.

Angela Elledge said...

Hi Julie - I'm so glad you visited my blog so I could find yours! Wow, barns, cows, and plein air...what more could I possibly ask for...did I mention cows?

Your work is lovely and spontaneous; I greatly admire plein air painters, so hard, but so rewarding. One of the things that I love about these rural landscapes is the way the barn (in this case) just melds into the landscape. It has that "I've been here forever and this is where I belong look"...well done!

julie davis said...

Thanks, Angela. I don't know what it is about cattle....they just add a peaceful dimension, don't they?