Friday, July 25, 2008

Gram's Barn for Ashley & Lars



This is the pastel I have been working on it is about 17" x 11" on Wallis paper. It is a gift for my son Lars and his wife Ashley.

Lars and Ashley were married in a lovely outdoor ceremony on April 12th 2008, not 100 yards away from this magnificent old Kentucky horse barn. The barn belongs to Ashley's "Gram" and it is well over 100 years old. It was recently painted a very vibrant bright red. I hope in the years to come when they look at this painting they will remember the beautiful spring day when they began their life together-and know how much we love them both.

12 comments:

Sue said...

This is beautiful! I love the strong colors. And what a great barn. It will make a wonderful gift.

MaryO said...

How very beautiful! I'm sure it will be treasure by your son and his wife for years to come.

Ann said...

Lovely pastel! I like the way you showed those delicate green leaves of early spring too. What a nice gift!

Mindy said...

beautiful barn! I love barns as well, so this really appeals to me :-)

Shirley said...

What a wonderful present. The pastel is gorgeous - they must love it!

E-J said...

Wow, such stunning, vibrant colours! I'm sure your gift will truly be appreciated. I am itching to get back to my soft pastels ... maybe by the time my own daughter is married (right now she's almost 2) :-D

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love the intense colors - this is a great gift!

Stephanie said...

what a lovely gift! I'm sure they were very touched by your artistry and your thoughtfulness.

freebird said...

How wonderful. I'm sure they are going to treasure this picture. You made a beautiful picture.

joe said...

its so pretty i love it

Katy said...

I love old barns! There's one out in the country in a pecan orchard near my in-laws house that I hope to paint one day. It will be challenging because it is very shady. My attempts to photograph it have not been successful!

Tracey Latorelli said...

Beautiful job!! I wish I was getting this gift....the complimentary colors really do this composition justice. Kudos on the architechtural aspects, as well. I can't do it to save my own life...

Nicely, nicely done....

Tracey