“Dey Farm Color” 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas
This small farm is a preserved area near where I live. I hadn’t been by there in a while because it’s not one of those huge landmarks but a more local historical charmer. Certainly it’s been one I forgot about!
The location is quiet, with just a few buildings on it, outside of what I captured here. When you look at the surrounding area you catch glimpses of the new housing developments that have popped up over the last few years. It’s sort of an odd feeling seeing this beautiful old farm circled by new large homes. However, I appreciate the fact that it is preserved and a place that marks a previous way of life.
In walking around it was a bit of a challenge to find some shade with a view of the farm that worked for me in terms of a composition. Luckily, I came across a spot with some filtered shade and a vantage point of the farm that encompassed all the barns in an interconnected fashion visually. The beautiful angles of interest in contrast to the curved drive was a nice combination. There was a mystical aspect to the wide open sky. On the horizon rested the soft yellow glow that opened up into more blue hues enhancing the dramatic influence of the buildings at hand. All in all it was an inspiring afternoon basking in the quiet of this space and being able to interact with a bit of history and color.