Tuesday, July 21, 2009



(detail of large barn)

(detail of small barn)

(detail of farmhouses)

(close-up of texture - grass/weeds in foreground, road in background)

(close-up of texture - road in foreground, weeds & farmhouses in background)

acrylic on canvas
Available for purchase at Revolution Gallery, Issaquah, WA

Sorry for the barrage of photos - I wanted to make the details and the texture of this painting more apparent (you can click on each picture to view a much larger version of each photo). The paint is really thick in some areas, and even the close-up photos don't quite capture that texture. As you can see, the image wraps around the sides of the canvas.

The large barn featured in this piece is the same barn that I used as a reference for After the Rain (also, Fresh Rain was a quick pastel study in preparation for this painting). These buildings are on the outskirts of Billings, MT and are steadily being approached by shopping centers and apartments as the city continues to expand into neighboring farmland. I really love the half-dead tree in front of the main barn - the farm's buildings, like the tree, are falling apart day by day but are still standing.

I guess I have a penchant for abandoned barns and old rural buildings. They're like time capsules.

On another note, I've been developing a web site for my artwork and will be posting a link to it shortly.

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