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LavenderFrost
10-17-2014, 01:01 PM
When everyone was painting landmarks for Different Strokes I thought about what I would paint. Around here if you mention the big red barn by the highway everyone knows what you're talking about, so I guess it could be a landmark. And the way the side walls are leaning I don't know how much longer this barn will stay standing.

14x11" on canvas board

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Oct-2014/104871-BigRedBarn800x628.jpg

idylbrush
10-17-2014, 01:10 PM
Wonderful painting. Just wonderful.

asmith38
10-17-2014, 04:02 PM
I love it! That is so well done!

gaykir
10-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Oh this is very nice! Makes me want to go there. You've done a remarkable job of capturing the feel and mood of the place. I love it!

TeaTrekkie
10-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Your sky is awesome; wonderful blending. And your painting is a lovely tribute to a bygone era.

drc8
10-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Wonderful very well done.

ColinS
10-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Beautifully done Michelle. :thumbsup:

Even the telephone wires have a wonderful lyrical line to them. I am glad when people capture these sagging old structures because they won't be there forever.

Margaret 59
10-18-2014, 12:46 AM
Heck Michelle, I thought this was the photo. Great painting!

cem
10-18-2014, 05:50 AM
You have done a remarkable job on this! Love it!

Charlie's Mum
10-18-2014, 09:39 AM
This is you getting back to your best Michelle!
Love the sense of wide open space behind the barn, the character of the barn and all that grass in front - lovely!

LavenderFrost
10-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Howard, Ann, Gayle, TeaTrekkie, drc8, Colin, Margaret, Cindy, Maureen... thank you all for your positive comments!

chammi kaiser
10-19-2014, 07:18 AM
Glad I did not miss this one Michelle. It is a great painting of a barn - one of the best ones I have seen on WC. Excellent detail on that wood.

LavenderFrost
10-19-2014, 01:20 PM
Thank you Chammi!

steveoreno
10-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Michelle this is a wonderful painting. It makes me want to explore the barn.

LavenderFrost
10-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Thanks Steve. Yeah, I can just imagine all the antique tools and stuff that are probably still in there.

Dcam
10-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Nice work!

bairam
10-21-2014, 10:01 PM
Just wonderful!

LavenderFrost
10-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Thank you Derek and Mary.

wilfred
10-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Very good work! Love the clean sharp lines of the barn and tree against the sky.

LavenderFrost
10-31-2014, 01:31 PM
Thank you Wilfrido.

dceska93
11-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Very nice job on this! I fell like I am right there. Great job on the depth perception as you feel like you can see for miles except you really can't take your eyes off the barn! Fantastic Job!!

LavenderFrost
11-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Thank you Darren!

Imogene Thomas
11-03-2014, 07:10 PM
This is really nice, Michelle.

LavenderFrost
11-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Thank you JT.

jocko500
11-09-2014, 12:22 AM
did wonderful on this

LavenderFrost
11-09-2014, 12:18 PM
Thank you jocko.

RPut
11-09-2014, 10:56 PM
I Like this very much. Would love to explore!

menko
11-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Wonderful, similar to something I'm working on trying to make not ugly!

LavenderFrost
11-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Thank you Ruthie!

Thanks menko. I saw your post about the shed and you had some good advice there already, which basically explained what I did here. Started with a base colour and kind of streaked it with light and dark to give the impression of boards. Then added the dark and some light lines with a script liner or a very small round (I forget what I used already lol). I didn't try to recreate every board but I do like to put all the lines in. It doesn't feel complete to me if I don't. But many people say to just put in a few lines here and there. It depends on your style I guess.

dceska93
11-10-2014, 11:34 PM
Really nice job on this! I love all the details throughout and love the depth perception! And as Steve mentioned I too want to explore the barn!

Linee
11-11-2014, 10:26 AM
I love big red barns! You did an exceptional job on it.

LavenderFrost
11-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Thank you Darren and Linda!

Well, this one is sold. My dad said he'll buy it for my mom. Now I just have to hope she doesn't ask about it until Christmas lol.

BlueonBlue
10-23-2015, 03:03 PM
This is amazing, Michelle! :)

Bunny

marg2
10-24-2015, 02:15 AM
Stunning :clap:

LavenderFrost
10-24-2015, 12:13 PM
Thank you Bunny and marg.

Dcam
10-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Michelle: wow, I'm sorry I missed this one. What a great barn, well painted and one of my favorite composition subjects; the telephone pole, adds so much.
Great stuff.
Derek

LavenderFrost
10-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Thanks Derek!

trudderham
10-30-2015, 07:58 AM
This almost looks like a photo! Love how you've captured the light and color so well, a nice composition too :)

LavenderFrost
10-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Thank you trudderham. I'm trying to get away from looking like a photo, but you said 'almost' so I guess it's okay. lol

Nazareth434
01-02-2017, 02:18 PM
nice, very itnerestign composition- really moves the eye aroudn hte work with the lines- well done

Dcam
01-02-2017, 02:21 PM
You may know I'm a sucker for phone poles.
This is really a sweet painting.
Derek

SherylG
01-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Very nice painting! So much great detail there! The grass is especially well done!

jonc50
01-02-2017, 11:41 PM
Another grand painting!

MarilynValencia
01-03-2017, 02:00 AM
Wow, this is beautiful! That barn is amazing!

LavenderFrost
01-03-2017, 12:41 PM
I see Nazareth is bringing up some old posts. lol Thanks everyone for the comments.

I like telephone poles too Derek. They remind me of childhood and having the time to just sit and look at things, like telephone poles.

SilverLady
01-03-2017, 05:09 PM
Go inside and look. I like antiques. Beautiful. Love old barns.

LavenderFrost
01-04-2017, 12:36 PM
Thank you Silverlady.

I recently found out that buses used to stop there, and on the ticket it would say red barn.

fedetony
01-04-2017, 04:06 PM
delightful painting Michelle :)

oldnmartist
01-05-2017, 03:09 AM
This is a very good painting. Great color sense. I see these old barns along the highway and always want to paint them. Glad you did.

LavenderFrost
01-05-2017, 12:35 PM
Thank you fedetony and Jim. We do need to paint them while they still exist.

KarenESP
01-28-2017, 08:10 AM
Wow, Fabulous work!!!

LavenderFrost
01-28-2017, 11:56 AM
Thank you Karen.