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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 5, 2013

Annie's Barn

This is my newest watercolor - I finished it this afternoon.  It is from a beautiful photograph taken by my good friend, photographer Pamela Baker (www.bakercreekdesigns.com). The scene is near Spencerville, Ohio. The painting is 12" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.  I love to paint pictures of the typical Ohio winter - we have beautiful snows.  I am truly ready for spring, though!

6 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful composition you've got here, Barb. Did you crop from her original photo? As always you've produced a truly beautiful and a serene painting.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I don't have the time this morning to tell you all the elements of this that please me, but I do want to say how beautiful and soulful this is. You are just the best!

Susan said...

The snow light and shadows are lovely, The painting beautiful.

Barb Sailor said...

Sherry - Thanks, as always!No - I didn't crop from her photo - it was already vertical in orientation - but was vignetted to a long oval. It is not identical to the photo, but similar enough to recognize it from the photo.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - Thank you so much for your wonderful comments - when I feel down all I have to do is go back and read your comments to encourage me again. I hope you are okay - I think about you a lot.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan - thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I tried to set a mood with this.