9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction
One day, while traveling back from the store, we passed this location. I loved all the trees in the background in contrast to the red barn. And this woman had some of the most colorful laundry hanging on the line. I took numerous photos & stored them for a future painting - and I will probably paint more than 1 painting of this scene.
This is the initial look I saw from the road that made me yell "stop the car" while my husband was driving. I jumped out and started snapping away at the scene - walking around to capture it from different angles. I tried not to intrude on the homeowners land, but I also had to make sure I wasn't suddenly run over by a vehicle either as I was on the road. It's a somewhat rural road and does not see a lot of traffic, but you still have to watch for the occasional truck or tractor.
I have to say, this is one of those paintings that seemed to paint itself - done entirely in 1 sitting (except for a wash I did this morning on the red building to tone it down a bit). I love these auto paintings - where the vision in your mind just comes out on the canvas, where your hand follows the mind's direction. It's that moment of wonder that we, as artists (I think) always strive for - that feeling of connection. I know I love it, and it can be quite addicting - but I'm not foolish to believe all paintings will be that way. Most times I have to grab my hand & brush to stop it from overworking the painting!