This small oil was done from some reference photos taken last Saturday evening. The light was just wonderful but the biting wind and temps in the teens was more than I wanted to work on location. The light reflected across the snow is sneaking in between the large barn and another smaller building that appears to have been used as a grainery. This shaft of light just cuts right across the snow separating the cool blue shadows from the bright warmth of the setting sun. It strikes the old garage and windmill tower that now serves as an electrical pole. In the distance the harvested fields glow in the evening light waiting for the warmth of spring. This is another of what will be many paintings of the this farm as there is material here for several wonderful paintings. One of the things that makes this farm so interesting is that it is still a complete farm with all of its outbuildings in tact and pretty good shape. The play of light around all of these structures just creates an almost endless set of possibilities for the artist. Thanks for stopping by and having a look, check back often as I will be posting here several times most weeks.
This painting is 8x10 inches, oil on panel and available for purchase. It is priced at $95 and will ship once dry and varnished which will be about 6 weeks from the time of this posting. You can purchase it here Etsy