Sunday, March 4, 2012

Farm Fields

Farm Fields  8x10 oil

My brother Chris and I  had some free time to get out and paint today. We went to a local State Park that has open fields and farmhouses. Even though the conditions were not the best (overcast and windy, 43) we found some rolling fields, farm buildings and a sky full of fast moving clouds.
When you have clouds not willing to stand still for you I find it best to pick out a formation fix the image in your mind and paint away, the next time you look up they will be in a  different position anyway.

We wanted to try to capture the gently rolling fields in front of the buildings. The farm buildings added a welcome value range to the rest of the scene.


Samantha said...

Wonderful painting Pat!
Looks like one of those old great farms where everyone works hard all day taking care of the animals and the big loving family!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks Sam.

Brenda Spitzer said...

I am enjoying your blog, Pat. I am hoping to have my own up and running soon. Thank you for the tip on painting clouds in your most recent posting. I am looking forward to trying that!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thank you Brenda, I am looking forward to seeing your blog too.

Jane said...

You really caught the rolling clouds, wonderful sky in a lovely landscape, I like the warm tones you used!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thank you Jane.