Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Farm House--Contemporary Landscape Oil Painting and Painting Straight Lines

This little 5x7 inch farm house painting was fun to paint. Painting straight lines is always a challenge. There are many ways to execute them from using a mahl stick to a liner brush, and even pizza cutters for the straight-lined rigging of a sailboat. For this little painting, I used a liner brush and free handed the straight edges. The fact that the perspective is a little off and the lines are not absolutely straight is what added charm and created the mood for this little tumbled-down farm house. Since it is painted on an inexpensive canvas panel, when it is dry, it will be listed for sale in the affordable Canvas Panel section of Small Impressions Gallery with some of my other canvas panel paintings.
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2 comments:

Beth Parker said...

This is a wonderful little painting, Nancy! I love your purples and greens. The freehanded lines are way more charming than a "rigidly straight" line would have been. Beautiful!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks Beth--it really was fun to paint!