Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Centerville Barn, etc.
The "etc." first...is it appropriate for me to post a work here? I'm not sure exactly what we're doing on this site--perhaps just creating something as we go along. At any rate, Mike suggested showing some of what we've been working on, so here's mine.
An explanation: I belong to a site, "Painting Friends," where we're doing an A to Z painting challenge--going through the alphabet and doing a painting, sketch, whatever for each letter. Some years ago I happened to see this great old falling down barn in a side street in Centerville, Utah, and took a few photos (it's been torn down now). The front of the barn had so many great textures: old wood, cement, rock, metal...I believe this is about 8" x 8" and I call it a sketch because it only took a few hours and wasn't intended to be a Great Work of Art. I was criticized for not composing it on an angle (you know the rule--never something face-on). Don't care, though--I'm happy with it!