Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Architecture

cat and bird
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!

house #2

19 comments:

marzi said...

tammy, i'm in serious love with the first one! so lovely! and you're right about all the barns here in wi. i'd love to take a really old one and convert it into a super-cool & modern home inside. the juxtaposition would be great!

the second painting reminds me of our first home. it was huge and white just like that one. even the roofline is the same. great job!

Janine said...

I love the colours and the pure and innocent look of your paintings.

indybev said...

I love both your paintings....and I love the Wisconsin barns. I'll watch for your barn painting!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Tammy!!! your piece are wonderful...lovely colours too!!!

Lori Saul said...

These are both wonderful- I love the lines and circles and shapes of the first and wonderful folk feeling to your house . I too look forward to seeing your barn!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful architecture! nicely presented.

Janet Ghio said...

Love your painting with the cat and the bird!!

Ozstuff said...

Tammy, there is a whole week to go before we have a new theme so it would be wonderful if you did finish your barn and post it for all your blog friends to see.
The gorgeous handpainted pictures we see above are superb. You have a great eye for detail and design and your colours are exquisite. Great artwork.

Hermine said...

Both look great

Femmy said...

both are beautiful!!

José said...

Beautiful paintings!

johanna said...

wonderful paintings! love your color choice!

Silvia said...

Fantastic paintings, love the colours.

Diane said...

Tammy, I always love to come here and see what you've come up with--I have a thing for houses, and I'd love to visit your little town if they look like this!

peppapig said...

Gorgeous paintings!!

Betzie said...

What cute paintings! I just love the house though and the bright cheery colors!!

Jackie said...

Tammy, I really liked your first piece and then I scrolled down & saw the second one; just fantastic!

"MOI" Freubel said...

What a fantastic take on this theme Tammy.
Realy unique and well done !

selma said...

I like your paintings!

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