Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"The Elevator at Bellaire - After a Snow"
9" x 12"
oil on Raymar canvasboard
(click on photo to see a larger version)

OK, I have to be honest. This canvas was sitting on a shelf - I had started to paint it about a year ago in acrylic. It was 'way colorful'..I had tried to make the sky with clouds - but HERE most days are cloudless...the bright sun shone across that terraced wheat field...and I didn't have it!  So... I canned it.

 Landscapes are a challenge to me, always have been.
 I had many of the lines wrong..and the perspective was wonko. 
The photo I took was from the crossing highway.  The road goes a little down and hill and then back up again.

I completely painted over it with oil today having to change so much of it that I had done.  I like the way it turned out.  
It has taken me a year to get it right in my head but it works for ME now!
I know this grain elevator - oh so well - it is about a mile or so from me, used to work there part-time - 
'til I broke my ankle. 

5 comments:

Sally Dean said...

Great job with an unexpected subject!

Jess said...

I'll bet this 30 in 30 is making you work in different ways. Makes you realize how much you can get done in such a short amount of time.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Sally - around here, this is the scene in every little town, some are handsome, some are not, I think ours is handsome. Yes, Jess - let's me know, that I CAN paint most days there is enough time to get 'some' art done. And jostling the time has been a creative journey, as well.

Laurie G. Miller said...

Pattie, I love this one. The treatment of the fields is perfect. Sometimes a painting just needs to incubate for a while. I also loved your painting (and story) of your little chick...sweet! -Laurie

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Laurie - I keep digging around for those that never GOT there...there are a few. Interesting how it goes when you TAKE the time to really analyze it. This is giving me a much needed NEW thinking about some of them.