Sunday, December 19, 2010

Afternoon Haze

Afternoon Haze, 8x10

One of the many barns on the outskirts of Malvern, Ohio, this one sits just south of U.S. Highway 30 as it heads east from town. U.S. 30 in this part of the country is known as the Lincoln Highway, and follows the route that for two hundred years has been perhaps the country's most heavily traveled land route for immigrant settlers heading west from New York and Philadelphia. The first of my Ohio ancestors arrived there from Germany in 1825.

10 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Very nice Stephen. I like the way your greens continue into the sky.

Tracy Szekely said...

Seasons Greetings Stephen,
I also like the green influence in the sky, as well as the way you handled the greens in the foreground. Nice harmony.

Pam Holnback said...

Great greens throughout.

Trish Siegel said...

Nice work, Stephen. There is a certain peacefulness to this scene. I also enjoy knowing the history behind it. Hope your holidays are going well!

www.kunsthafen.blogspot.com said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best Regards from Berlin

Kathy Cousart said...

Stephen,
I really like your work. This one is especially pleasing in its simple colors and the composition. Love all those greens!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Kerri Settle said...

This is a keeper, Stephen - I love how you handled that sky.

martinealison said...

Votre travail est très plaisant... Les nuances de couleurs m'enchantent. J'ai eu beaucoup de bonheur à me promener parmi vos oeuvres. Bises

Si votre coeur est rempli de désirs et de rêves qui colorent la vie, que cette nouvelle année accomplisse vos plus beaux souhaits et se remplisse des couleurs du bonheur !

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful brushwork and palette. I can smell the grass.

Elizabeth Destouches said...

Lovely work, particularly the brushwork and the brilliance of the sky. Thank you.