Wednesday, July 3, 2013
It's a ....barn.
A unusual departure from my normal array of colors and subject matter...it's a barn. So many people in Tennessee want paintings of barns. They say "Tennessee" or "country" or "heart of who we are". I take photos of them all the time. I love barns, especially the old ones nestled into the landscape. So I don't know why I have never thought to paint them.
I was approached by a gallery owner in Nashville who does amazing work in reclaimed barn wood to paint a barn that would complement his gallery pieces. (See their website here.) I must say, I was unsure whether I should or could paint a barn. I put aside fears and doubts and this is what I painted. An abstract, palette knife & brush, barn.
What do you think? I think I might paint a few more barns.
I'll keep ya posted!