Summer Barns

12x16 acrylic on canvas. This painting is based on a photo that I took at Cogswell Grant Historic New England Farm in Essex, Massachusetts. June 2017

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Comment by Deborah Alavosius on August 15, 2017 at 10:56pm
Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my painting. I appreciate it so much. Wenda, I estimate that this piece took about 50 hours of painting time to complete. But just about everything I paint I am painting for the first time. I'm teaching myself so it takes a lot of time and trial and error. I notice that I have become more efficient with certain elements that I have painted before. So perhaps I'll get faster with more experience. But I really do love the process.....I kind of get into the zone and I paint with enormous enjoyment and the hours fly by.
Comment by Ian Greig on August 9, 2017 at 9:27pm

Very nice Deborah I love how the stone block grabs your attention and leads you in to the painting. Great detail and colours. 

Comment by Karen Ilari on August 9, 2017 at 4:09pm

A study in texture and detail for sure! wood, siding, cement, rock, grass. All lovingly rendered! Great job!

Comment by Mary on August 9, 2017 at 8:02am

Lovely composition and execution Deporah.  Your realism abilities are amazing.

Comment by Wenda Spooner on August 8, 2017 at 6:21pm

Deborah, I love this! you pay so much attention to detail! you bring us such beautiful paintings :) I cant make grass look like that lol I keep trying to improve. that's all anyone can do I guess. how many hours do you have in this painting? if you care to give out that information. fantastic work, thanks for sharing.

Comment by Sandy Weems on August 8, 2017 at 3:47pm

Wow, how gorgeous! Every little detail has been brought to life. You must steady hands like a surgeon to get all of those clapboards and shingles so straight and perfectly shadowed. It's an impressive piece!

Comment by Sarah Irland on August 8, 2017 at 11:48am

Wow, Deborah - this is fantastic.  The beautiful grasses and paths, the siding - the peeling paint - I love it all.  Great realism!

Comment by Susan G. on August 7, 2017 at 8:46pm

Love this painting and all the textures. There is so much reality here. Feels like you could just walk into the scene. 

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