Saturday, February 25, 2012

Barn View in Chester

I did this painting the day after the last one I posted. I had stayed over at my sister's house planning to go visiting with her, but she wasn't feeling well. So instead I drove back upstate and looked for a new view that we hadn't painted before. I did a larger painting of this barn last year. I drove around until I could see it from a different angle.


  1. This is a nice view of the barns with the surrounding countryside. Nice one!

  2. I never get tired of seeing paintings of the color and lots of details to see...beautiful shadow work as well, Joan!!

  3. I love barns, and this painting is a beauty,


  4. Absolutely wonderful! I LOVE the contrast of the light against dark, Joan -- very effective!! And the house below -- how unusual with the rounded areas!!!! Glorious work! So glad you're feeling better!

  5. Mickey - Thanks. We'll have to paint there the next time.

    Hilda - I just wish we had more barns within view on Long Island. Thanks so much.

    Vicki - Thank you.

    Sherry - I love it up there. Thanks.

    Lin - Thank you. These are like the barns near you...treasures!

  6. OMG, my mom lived in Chester for years! My dad was Goshen! I probably have seen this scene a hundred times! Wonderful values and great composition, Joan!
    have a great weekend! (PS Love your portraits too! You are really reaching out and doing a little of everything lately!) Hugs!