Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Illustration Friday - FARM


This is a watercolor painting of a farm in southwestern Virginia. For many years, my grandparents had their own small farm just a few miles from this one. When my grandfather passed away five years ago, I returned to Virginia and took my camera to capture the beauty of the rural area. This is one of the farms that I photographed. I thought the sign was especially neat, and had a lot of fun painting it and the barn.

31 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

This is such a great painting.
Very memorable indeed. Great work.

Gabrielle said...

What a wonderful painting! The colours are so assertive and bold (and you did an awesome job on the signs)

Christy Beckwith said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love the richness of the red. Well done.

ValGalArt said...

I love this Amy! Once again you show another side of your art that is you and slightly different than what you have shown us before. I love everything about this farm and it's signs!!! This would be great in a show with the quilt piece you painted using your grandma.

Linda said...

Beautifully done! I love the sign too!

Andrea said...

Beauty!

Rrramone said...

Very nice!!

JO said...

Lovely painting, nice job.

carla said...

Amy, this is so rich looking! I love the red against that sky and the green grass. The watercolor is so nicely done, too... I really enjoy seeing your painting that's a bit looser. As Val said, it's another side of your art that shows us how broad your talent is:>

mrs. b. said...

this painting is just beautiful!

kj said...

amy, this is fantastic. what rich clarity from your watercolors. it is great to see your use of different mediums and talents.

the enigma said...

woow, beautiful watercolor..! fantastic..

Angela said...

Beautiful painting Amy!
The signs look great, and I like the detail on the cow and patch of flowers.

Lu*** said...

This is really excellent, I admire your technique.

Jeff said...

Wonderful job! I feel like I'm there! (Although I'm trying not to imagine the smell.) :o)

Great work!

bill zeman said...

wow, great work Amy. the red top of the barm really pops out in front of the sky

Michelle Lana said...

Thanks for the message, Amy! take care -

mishka said...

oh VERY VERY cool! I love all the bright color. I've been living here 3 years and I'm always discovering how beautiful this state is. Next time you're in VA, lemme know- I'd love to meet you!

Michelle said...

What a fantastic painting, you've captured the cow behind the fence so well.

Toni said...

Wonderful watercolor Amy! The Virginia countryside is breathtaking. You have captured it with your rich bold colors. It is beautiful.

flossy-p said...

I can't believe your Grandparents had a farm, how idyllic! I can tell from your painting that you must have such wonderful memories from there.

Momma Pajama said...

Wow! Amy, this is SOOOOO beautiful!

Wee Cottage said...

Amy this ia a beautiful painting. The colors are great and that sign is wonderful.

sandra said...

Amy, this is the ideal farm - the red barn is perfect! Your colours are so fresh and vibrant and I agree, the sign is very neat. I can tell you had fun painting it :) Well done!

the heartful blogger said...

This has a wonderful old-fashioned, nostalgia to it. Just lovely.

Trevor Pitt said...

This is so good that I can even smell the poop! Cow poop, that is. Great piece Amy Zed!

Pickledog said...

Beautiful red barn, and the sign is very neat. Wonderful watercolor Amy.

Twisselman said...

Beautiful illustration. This is like the mother of all barns... the epitome of what a barn should be. We have no such buildings in this part of California... at least not kept up as nicely as this. Wonderful painting.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful!!

Kim Carney said...

Such detail, it is wonderful

Ellen said...

This is really awesome, Amy!!!!