Monday, 18 August 2008

FARMHOUSE OIL PAINTING




Next Saturday we are going with the family to a 40th celebrations party at our close family friends' Norfolk farmhouse. Planning a personal gift, I took some photos of the farm and its surrounds last time we visited and have produced an oil painting for them 24 x 12 inches on a box canvas. The first photo also shows the original watercolour study I did but the house was not wide enough and decided I wanted more interest in the landscape so changed the format size to panoramic and added the barn, more trees and detail to the right. So I started the oil with better proportions using two of the photos to guide me (photo 2). Trees could have been bluer but I have no more time to add another layer.
This is the completed oil painting hopefully drying in time to put a light temporary varnish over it before delivering. I know Lisa likes my canvas work as she 'pinched of the wall' an acrylic painting in the same format of chickens amongs daffodils with farmland behind from my daughter's hallway for her farmhouse kitchen?!!! being family we did not mind - quite a compliment really that she liked it so much!!!

7 comments:

Teri C said...

It is just beautiful!! That lucky girl to receive it.

Anita Davies said...

Oh she'll love it!
Bravo on the decision to go panoramic.

Sandy Maudlin said...
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Sandy Maudlin said...

SUPER. They are so lucky to get a painting from you! What good planning and such a thoughtful thing to do. Have a wonderful time at the party.

Robert A Vollrath said...

Wow! I love old farms and you have flair for landscapes.

"JeanneG" said...

Lucky family. Very pretty painting. Looks like a beautiful place to stay.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thankyou everyone for your kind comments on Lisa's farmhouse painting - yes it is very pretty, set in wonderful grounds with a little cottage, barns, stables and pond with horses,chickens and dogs. .. and the children of course.