Friday, April 15, 2011

Local heritage sites

Haynes Ranch
18 x 24
oil on canvas

With spring here and some exciting opportunities on the horizon for getting some paintings into galleries I've decided I need to ramp it up a bit, paint more and get back to the landscapes.   Last weekend I headed south for some bird photography and ended up at this old ranch, built in 1907 I believe.  It sits on a corner that I have cycled by many times but I have never before really noticed the old barns.  On this particular day I was walking around the perimeter and got some photos to bring back to paint from.  Still too cool for me to sit outside for any length of time but I'll head back when it warms up for some plein air.   There are many other beautiful old buildings in the valley that I'd like to paint before they collapse so that it will a project that should keep me going all summer.   

7 comments:

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

I like your blog! The ranch looks great!...Daniel

David Larson Evans said...

An excellent painting well done.

Marie Theron said...

It would be nice to know more of this century-old place, Barb. Well spotted and beautifully painted!

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

There wasn't any new post. I just wanted to greet you Happy Easter!...Daniel

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I will find out more Marie - there is some interesting history to this valley though we are young compared to South Africa!

Marie Theron said...

Very lovely paintings, both of them. Congratulations with the show, AND ENJOY!

Barb Hillier said...

Thanks so much Marie - always good to hear from you. I seem to keep meeting people from South Africa and am picking their brains to learn about your beautiful land!