Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Valley Barn" 8x10

This painting was painted from a photo I took while in the Nashville area for a workshop this past summer. Like many artists, I have a "thing" for barns! It might be cliche, but I can't help myself! They just speak to me when I drive by so now I veer over (safely, usually!) and take photos if I can't whip out my paints and paint it right then and there. This one is located in the lovely little community called Leiper's Fork. If you ever get near Nashville, you have to drive around here. Cool little grocery store/restaurant that is really a Southern landmark called Puckett's Grocery to eat a great, southern lunch too!


  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and thus leading me to yours. I think we both like to paint the same things. I love barns! There are so many interesting ones all around the country. Keep up your good work.

  2. Denise,
    Great job on the barn- wonderful shadows especially under the trees. Lovely composition and a scene that we can all love.

  3. Lovely barn Denise. Makes me want spring to come. Your green are wonderful.

  4. this past summer in Nova Scotia I made my husband stop a hundred times to take pictures of barns. Of course ya haven't seen any barn paintings yet ;)
    I love how you handle the brushwork and the edges in these paintings. I'd say these are your specialty. Not that you couldn't specialize in another subject.