Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Oil on board, 5 1/4" x 9"
$160 plus $7 shipping in U.S.
A little bit larger painting today. Click the image to enlarge.
Last weekend we went to a family reunion at my cousin's beautiful home, nestled in the rolling high plateau and pine country the locals call Cricket Flat. It was as lush and green as I've ever seen it out there. My great-grandparents and assorted family members homesteaded this region in the late 1800's. It was lovely but lonesome country then and still is today--neighbors are few and far between.
This collection of old buildings is classic vernacular eastern Oregon architecture: no frills--just basic, functional construction. The clean lines have an austere beauty that seems right for the land.
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Such a striking painting. You do amazing work, Don.
The geometric shapes are very nice and I like your color palette on this subject. Old buildings are so interesting. Beautifully done!!
I love the red of the buildings against the green grass. It's lovely scene!
Nice. Makes me nostalgic :)
You're very kind, Susan--thanks.
Thanks a lot, Linda!
I appreciate it, Kristin.
Thanks Teague--hopefully you'll be able to make the next reunion.
I saw a little landscape yesterday by a not so well known painter whose name escapes me, but he also had that quiet blue - a sky heavy with heat and weather change ahead. It has the mood of a Hopper. I really like it.
As it is summer in Chicago I can actually see places that resemble some of these beautiful paintings Don. This one of the barn is a jewel and I like the way you warmed up the sky (or is it my monitor?). These paintings are a testimony to the beauty that is still out there in this country - in any direction! - even Nebraska...
A very flattering compliment, Sheila--thank you. Hope you are enjoying Paris. I'm enjoying your recent drawings.
Hi Bill--thanks for stopping by. There is a warm underpainting that comes through in the sky, though it's entirely possible your monitor improves the painting. If so, I wish I had your monitor!
Yes indeed, it's a big, beautiful world--even in Nebraska! :^}
I think you did justice to these beautiful old buildings, and the sky makes me think of that certain blue before a thunderstorm.
Thanks, Leslie. That's what I was aiming for--that summer thunderstorm type of sky.
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