Friday, March 27, 2009

Fenced In



12" x 12" acrylic on canvas

SOLD


Here is my latest. But I am just not happy with it. I think (as my husband got me thinking), that the fence has ending up being the centre of interest, rather than the barn. I was trying to capture this beautiful, pinkish evening light that was present in my photograph (and the reason I pulled my car over to the side of the road last summer to capture this scene). Thoughts?

8 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Hey Jennifer,
I think your husband is right! My eyes tend to focus on the fence but I love it! You are very talented! The only advise I could ever give you would be to change the title...lol... I think it's a keeper!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

I disagree, my eye goes to the line of the barn and the beautiful contrast with the sky and leaves in the tree!

Dean H. said...

I really like the painting "as is". But the fence does pull the eye pretty strongly. If you feel the need to change the painting, my suggestion would be to downplay the top two rails where they are in front of the barn. Adjust their value and contour lines to quite them down. Only IMHO. I really love this painting, your style, and your blog!

Paula Cravens said...

I like the green sunlight splatter on the side of the barn. I'm liking it as is, fence is not a problem for me. YOu are making me want to paint barns!

jennifer woodburn said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I followed your advice Dean, and downplayed the top parts of the fence and fence posts in front of the barn, it looks a lot better to me now. Manon: I have changed the name to "Fenced In" LOL!
I appreciate everyone's input, isn't that the great thing about blogging - a fresh perspective when you need it!

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Jennifer, I honestly and truly did a little involuntary gasp when your page opened and I saw this painting. I LOVE it. You caught the beautiful light as you meant to and a reeeeally cool woodsy mood. I just love this!

Dean H. said...

Hi, Jennifer. Glad that you think my opinion helped. Fresh perspectives are invaluable to me when I run into indecision. As I said before, your painting is a winner even without any change.

L.Holm said...

Hi, Jennifer - I noticed the glowing color on the barn first. You have a wonderful, unique style. Liz