Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blue Barn

Blue Barn, 12 x 12

I spent this weekend running back and forth between a paintout with the Outdoor Painting Society in Fredericksburg and my home, where my husband is recovering from shoulder surgery. (He is doing great and on the mend, by the way!) I spotted this abandoned tin barn from the road and made a quick U-turn to go back and paint it. The menacing sky... the rusty old structure... the warm flood of light... it was too good to pass up!


Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,
I wish your husband a speedy recovery.
This is just lovely. I like the rosy rust behind the trees.


Marian Fortunati said...

Glad your husband is getting better... Good for you AND him!!

The barn is lovely.... Your paintings have such an "easy" look to them... I don't know how to express it better. If I were to try a barn it would look overwork I fear.

Trish Siegel said...

It amazes me that you can be driving along, see something you like, pull over and accomplish this. I am in awe! This is beautiful!

r garriott said...

You have a marvelous way with paint. Very lovely!

Double "D" said...

Great painting with confident brush strokes,
composition and value range.

Wonderful blog, I enjoy watching your progress.

julie davis said...

Laurel, if I had to use one word to describe your work, it would be "lyrical." There is a such a fluidity to your paintings, and I find that ironic since you and your family have such a background in music. I love this barn!

Jala Pfaff said...

Great atmosphere!!
Best wishes to your hubbie.

Dar Presto said...

I love this kind of sky and light. You represent it perfectly.
I hope your hubby is doing well.