Go west

It was raining quite hard when I left to paint today. I momentarily contemplated staying home and painting in the studio, but the pull of the outdoors, of looking at the clouds, of capturing some of the soft spring colours was too strong. When I looked towards the west, there seemed to be a break in the cloud cover, a slight lightening towards the horizon, so I pointed my car in that direction, hoping to find an open field of some sort, maybe with a structure on it. On a road near Hudson, I found what I was looking for. Painted on Arches 140 lb cold pressed paper, 15″ x 11″.

SpringField


24 Comments on “Go west”

  1. Monique says:

    We have loads of open fields..come back often..love this..

  2. Missy Walsh-Smith says:

    You inspire me:)))

  3. Janice Kelly says:

    It gives me so much pleasure to see your special style.
    I wish I could do that. I yearn to learn that.
    I like that you show us that there’s something, everyday, out there o sketch/paint.
    Thank you Shari for being so inspirational.

  4. Ineke van den Berg says:

    I love this one!!

  5. Really gorgeous. I always enjoy your work.

  6. Linda says:

    Just beautiful, Shari. You make it look so effortless, yet you come back with an awesome painting once again! I can’t get enough of that sky-love it!

  7. Jane Wright says:

    The composition is so simple yet effective, the dark cloud just above the barn keeps the eye in the picture beautifully. When you go to Montebello do you want me to give you locations of some stunning barns in fields?

  8. tmikeporter says:

    Barn nice and soft against an interesting sky. I wonder about the darks in the foreground, though. Perhaps a bit distracting? ??

  9. Andre Savard. says:

    Wow !!!!. Wath a beautifull old barn. I point barn. Where did you fuund this one.. I would like to go and sketch it or point it.

    I like you rock field defenition. Great.

  10. Marilyn says:

    I keep coming back to look at this again, it is simple, yet appealing to the eye. Thank you Shari.

  11. karinakuschnir says:

    gorgeous colors and lights!!!

  12. Lee Kline says:

    I am happy you ventured out of doors…..


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