Monday, January 31, 2011

Apex Guest Ranch

the  Ranch
12 x 16
oil on canvas board

Winter is the time to head up to the mountains for some skiing or snowshoeing and we pass this guest ranch on the way up.  In the summer we ride up here on our road bikes as a 20 k time trial or as part of a circle route around the Okanagan Valley.  It's a great landmark but unfortunately won't last forever.  This painting was done from an older photo and I believe part of the roof has now come down and the horses are a different breed so I will have to take some new reference photos and give it a go again next year.

5 comments:

martinealison said...

Très jolie peinture... la composition est parfaite. Il y règne une belle atmosphère. j'aime la lumière qui se reflète sur le perron et apporte une vie à votre toile... La présence également de ce cheval me plaît.
Bisous

Pat said...

Gorgeous.. reminds me of a time gone by.. very evocative xx

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you Martine and Pat. It will be sad to see this building go and I fear it won't be long. I've been reading about how as artists we can contribute by recording history and I'm starting to look differently at older buildings now. Perhaps some paintings to come from them.

David Larson Evans said...

A place where time moves slower ...love it

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks so much David - maybe this reflects my need these days to slow down and absorb. Spring will come soon with too much to do in too little time.