Thursday, April 1, 2010

Silos and Old Barn


Michaelis Ranch, Field Study No. 1, 6 x 8

This morning, PAA drove out to the Michaelis Ranch, twenty-five miles or so from downtown Austin. This place had so many things to paint, it took a good hour just to look around and see what felt most inviting. Because of all these choices, I decided to try for two. This commitment to get two studies fully down on location is good for me, though I feel some anxiety about posting these very raw and imperfect efforts, which were, at least for now, the inevitable result. Hopefully, though, this will force rapid improvement, in which case the exercise will have been worthwhile.

2 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I have enjoyed both of these lovely studies. Their very rawness is attractive and appropiate to the subject matter. Well done on both.

Laurel Daniel said...

This is SUCH a great little piece... fabulous subtle value shifts inside that barn. It's masterful.