Thursday, June 12, 2008

Brick Building

4" x 6" original watercolor

This one may seem a bit's my odd
sense of composition. I make you work
a little harder when viewing this painting.
I have said this before, I am attracted to
parts of a whole. The "part" is the saucer like
object in the right corner. It belongs to the
"whole" of the round barn, at the Hancock
Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. The round
part of the barn is grey stone but if you walk
around to the back there is an attached building
made of brick. This is a wonderful place and one
of my favorites.

I am not sure how I managed to get my blog
done today. I did a few chores this morning,
fixed a bike for a kid who needed one, went to
dinner with friends...and still have the blog ready
before midnight! I also wanted to share the other
large painting I finished...
This image is 16"x13" titled "Work Room".
This is a strong rich painting. All those studies
of ladderback chairs and windows helped sharpen
my skills for this one! Your eye goes right to the
shine on the tabletop. This is a painting you can
sit and look at and continually notice new things.
I will get it framed by next week and figure out
a price. It will be posted on my website.

1 comment:

Sheila Vaughan said...

Andy, I love this large painting. It has such depth and style. The smaller one I think the composition is wonderful. You get a lot of depth in your water colour application. I am wondering even how this one would translate into oils or even acrylics?