Thursday, June 10, 2010

Old barn in a pristeen environment

I truly had high hopes for this endeavor.  When I took the photo, I thought that the shadows, the aging barn, the manicured yard would be the ticket.  I just couldn't do it justice.  I am quite disappointed.  However............

though I consider myself an artist, I apparently don't know much about photography.  New lesson in my life now.

All that I saw when I took this pic were the shadows and the old barn.  I didn't think about the view/perspective.  This is where I need to rely on my husband to take the photos.  He is so good at it. 

The damn barn sits right in the center of the photo vertically.  I know better than that.  Tried to compensate for that, by placing the barn toward the left.

I really don't like this painting, yet I have learned much from the process and that is why I am willing to share it with you all.  We can't always be perfect, can we?  We only wish to show our best side in everything we do.  But, hey!  That isn't real!  So, I am willing to show you my faults and weaknesses through this painting.  And I will appreciate your comments.  I can only learn from this, right?


  1. I think you did a great job capturing the shadows...and you are right there are always lessons- if we quit learning we quit living.

  2. I myself love this painting...I love it because of the narrative you have with it...a sharing of your thoughts, what you envisioned for it...but yet our hands aren't always able to capture what is in our mind at that moment..but possibly a moment in the future. Sharing our weaknesses makes us human and quite possibly makes us that much more approachable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it is inspiring to me as well as freeing.