About this time every year when summer’s end is in sight and autumn’s return hangs in the air, my inner being stirs to the excitement of change. I love it.
The fall season is my very favorite time of the year—at the first hint of it in the air, I breathe renewal—but the feeling is fleeting, so, before the flash of renewal is gone in a blink, I celebrate by doing something fun that I’ve known I would do when the time was exactly right.
When I ran across the photo of an old barn I’d made several years ago, I knew that now was the time to record it on canvas.
I noticed this building every time I went by it, and I photographed it numerous times in different seasons of the year. Every time I would run across this particular photo, the image of a finished painting flashed on my vision.
When that happens, especially after I haven’t seen the photo in a while, I know the subject is calling to be painted.
The sky was soft, almost overcast, the day outside the city limits of Weatherford, Texas, when I snapped the image of this faded red barn. I wanted to keep that look and feel in the painting—you be the judge if I succeeded or not.
Signing off till’ next time—keep God in your plans and have peace of mind. 🙂 🙂 🙂
P. S. Look for new paintings and other fun art objects at AMELIA’S ATTIC in Gainesville, Texas.