Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pillars From The Earth

I finished this landscape of a farm this afternoon.  This is from a photograph by my friend Pamela Baker, www.bakercreekdesigns.com.  It is nice to have such a wonderful picture to use as a source.  This farm is near Spencerville, Ohio.

The painting is 1/2 sheet of hot-pressed watercolor paper.  This is watermedia, because there are a few touches of acrylic paint which I added at the end for the orange leaves on the trees and the foreground.

 Pamela and I are having a joint show in October at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio - her photos, and my interpretations of her photos.  This will be one of the paintings in the show.


Susan Bertke said...

What a great idea for a show! I constantly hear non-artists rave about paintings that "look like photographs." I like to think we IMPROVE on photographs!

Barb Sailor said...

I would like to think that also, Susan. My aim in all this is to paint my interpretation of the photo...in some cases rearranging elements, cropping, changing colors, etc. I will have to say, though, that Pamela is an awesome photographer with such a wonderful sense of composition. I am enjoying working on this with he very much.