Saturday, April 17, 2010

Barn Study

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This is the second plein air piece I did while my husband and son were off looking for wild turkeys.  I see now that the perspective on the roof is a bit off, I think I'll go back and fix that.  What I realize is that wild turkeys have better eye sight than I do.  According to the internet,  a wild turkey can see 300 yards, or the length of 3 football fields.  I know that I was not able to see all the barn details from across the field. I guess I don't have turkey eyes!

10 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

I love the look of barns, this is wonderful Pam...
You may not see like a turkey but your eyes see much more beauty I'm sure!

Jan Yates, SCA said...

I really like the edges -and immediate response is conveyed..am curious re the wild turkeys--are they hunting them?

Linda said...

Lovely barn, Pam. The touch of blue in the roof is very nice. You don't need to see like a turkey - you certainly can see and capture the beauty in a scene. Well done!

Gwen Bell said...

Wow! Great barn and looks like you caught it just in time. It's so sad when they finally fall. Love those reds.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh, but I do think this is gorgeous. I was thinking like Gwen, that this is an old barn standing with spit, polish, and perseverance!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Dana, I, too, love barns, old and new. Although these old ones do have charms and history.

Jan, Thanks. I think that edges are so much easier on cool plein air days. You have to be quick to capture the light, and when it's cool/cold I find I paint a little more quickly.

Linda, Thank you. Those old, metallic roofs have rusts as well as bright blues.

Thank you Gwen and Sherrie, There was another barn just down the road that I've photoed many times, but not yet painted, whose roof had fallen down this past winter. A little bit of history gone.

Laurel Daniel said...

Very nice painting - and how great that you and your husband can go out and both be happy!!!

Lori Bonanni said...

Very nice Pam! Love the color vibration of the reds and greens. I also recently had an encounter with wild turkeys in a NJ orchard, at least I think they were wild turkeys....

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Laurel, Yes, we were doing something together, but he (they) was (were) wandering around in the woods and I was by the side of the road painting.
Sort of togetherness!

Lori, Thank you. There seem to be wild turkeys all over the country!

Julie Hill said...

Pam...great barn. Love the colors too! Thanks for your kind words on my posting. Wishing you continued happy painting!