Sunday, September 21, 2008

Canton Farm

Canton Farm
11x14, acrylics on gallery wrap canvas

Nestled along the banks of the Androscoggin River in tiny Canton, Maine, this spectacularly beautiful farm sits next to a line of trees behind acres of green fields. It's always lovely, but at certain times of day, when the sun hits it just right, the drama and beauty are heightened to an almost unbearable level. I've been driving past it for years, and finally, a few days ago, happened to be passing when the light was exactly where I wanted it. I snapped a few photos and started painting yesterday afternoon.

I painted this a little more loosely than my usual style. A little closer to what they term "painterly." I like the result. Hope you do, too!


Debra said...

I love the waves of bright green grass just beyond the dark foreground shadows. Your style is looser and yet more polished - looks great!

It feels like a real place with real people inside. I also like the shadows on the building on the right.

Painting the Light said...

Thanks! Yes, I really liked painting those shadows on the barn...they came out looking so real!