With the nasty weather screaming through the Midwest the past couple of weeks, I’ve been surfing through old photos and files for subjects to paint. I came across some images taken on a visit to New England to visit family.
This is a painting of the cupola on the 200 year old barn at my brother’s home in New England. Made of red oak, the original timbers inside were marked with Roman numerals for assembly at some time in the past. I was attracted to the late afternoon sun as it caught the weather vane on top. One wonders at the history this barn has seen in its long existence. These old buildings always make me reflect on life as it was back then.
Although the subject of the painting is not one of the more complex that I’ve painted, I just enjoy the peace and calm of the scene. Very plain. Which just demonstrates that a one doesn’t need a lot going on in a scene to make compelling painting.
Painted on wood panel in a contemporary impressionist style, this small painting will fit in many spaces.