Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The challenge at The Three Muses this week is architecture. I wish we had another week for this challenge because I have a few more paintings I want to do for this theme, so many ideas, so much fun. I really wanted to do a barn for this challenge. As a kid growing up in Wisconsin I didn't really think much about all the barns here, besides that there were a lot of them. We moved back to Wisconsin this past year from Idaho, after being gone for 8 years. I now have a new appreciation for all the beautiful barns here. Big, little, red, white, round, old, yellow, green, brick, I love looking at them all. The first piece I did started out as a barn, there are at least 2 paintings underneath, but nothing was working for me. Here is my remodeled barn that became a house. It still might need some remodeling!
Since I still haven't figured out how I want to do a barn, my second painting is a house. I live in a small rural town and we have a lot of cute old houses around, many of which look very much like the one in my painting. I usually steer clear of drawing buildings, but I had a lot of fun with this and plan on doing a few more. Now if I could just figure out that darn barn!
Posted by Tammy Olson at 5:35 PM