FARM YARD – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Last week as I was cycling up and down Segars Lane taking some photos of the moss for the painting  I put on my blog the last time, my eyes caught a flash of light as I went past a drab collection of farm buildings at White Otter Farm. The buildings close to the road were in shadow, but the farm yard bisected the cluster of buildings and the low light, from the far side,  illuminated the yard, bouncing off the puddles and sending open doorways into deep shadow. I had to stop down the lane, wait for a tractor to come by and return to check it out. The tangle of shapes and tones were fascinating and I took a load of shots.

I thought that it would be a complex painting to do, but it almost painted itself. I did most of it in a morning and finished it off the next day. I suppose it is the interplay of the complementary colours in the foreground with the dash of another set of complementaries at the far end as well as the interlocking shapes.

I didn’t realise a muddy farmyard could be this beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “FARM YARD – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

  1. The reflections in the puddles are the highlight. But, the structures in perspective carry the painting. It is the balance of hard edges and softness in the reflected light that are pleasing. How great to have piece that paints itself!

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  2. Very cool, Graham! I spent a lot of years on my horse farm and this brings back so many memories of spring. Mud and water puddles shimmering were all part of life on the farm. You have captured a moment in time for many a farm person in this painting. Great vision!

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