Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Simple Life

                                                                    6" x 6" Oil on panel

This is a fall scene in Michigan painted from a reference photo of mine taken several years ago.   Living in Hawaii I sometimes miss the change of seasons; especially the flowers in the Spring found only on the mainland and the beautiful golden and orange and reds that Fall graces us with.   In the Fall, even though things are "dying"  they are alive with color and beauty; even the cornfield has finished with its summer bounty,  yet is alive with golden hues of  Fall.   

The farmhouse and the red barn were actually present in this scene; I did not "invent" them for the painting,   It is truly a picture of the simple life.


  1. Hi Carol, I just saw your post showing the finished fall barn scene. It is really pretty and I like the way you bought the corn forward too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I also liked your new post of the vegetables on your blog! Your still lifes are awesome!
    Glad you like the Fall country scene of mine. Thank you.
    Have a fantastic weekend too, Linda.