Heartland, 9052, 8x20 oil on panel



Karin Jurick is up to her tricks again on unsuspecting artists in her Different Strokes for Different Strokes blog challenge. This time we were to post our interpretation of this bucolic scene of the Pennsylvania countryside.
The trick is that the reference photo she posted for us was black and white. We had to come up with the colors ourselves. It's harder than you would think. As you can see, I cropped the image so that the center of interest (the farm) wasn't smack dab in the middle. I chose an 8x20 format to accentuate the panorama look.
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19 comments:

Barb Hillier said...

This is beautiful - I love the hazy look in the distance. Great composition, great colors!

laurens.paint.palette said...

Oh I love your farm!! I love the rows in the foreground and the colors you chose! Nice job!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Carol this is lovely. Wonderful color and depth. This is a lush farm that I would love to visit.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I don't think you were nit-picky at all. Love your abstract work too.

Carolina said...

Yes, I also like the colors you chose, and the sense of perspective both drawn and with colors.

Dean H. said...

Very, very well done, Carol!! Love those rows...color...composition! All this plus a nice fresh appearance to the brush strokes.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Carol, I have intentionally not lingered on the DSFDF blog only because I did not want to be too influence by everyone else's choices. But since yours popped up on my blogger I had to take a closer look.
This is a wonderful interpretation of a difficult subject in that it was black and white, I almost get a sense that you have lived there...

Rosemary said...

Wow! This is great! Love your placement of the barns, your colors and the rows! Also, visting your blog was a real treat!

Ann Rogers said...

Carol, you picked a great elongated size for this challenge, and the rows of fields bring you right into the scene.

C said...

Nice work, love your version of the challenge. Nice composition and colors.

NoNo said...

Beautiful colors and compostion!

Kerri Settle said...

Wow, the composition on this one is really eye-catching! I love your decision to add rows to the front coming at the viewer. The colors are great too!

Glenda Mosher said...

This is lovely Carol!

Vern Schwarz said...

Carol, I really like the way you composed this and livened it up. It's wonderful country and you showed it beautifully.

maria said...

wow, the colors relly caught my eye and all put together so convincingly. Love it!

dominique eichi said...

I love your rendition for DSFDF the furrows add a very nice feel to your composition.

Claire said...

Beautiful depth in this - love the patterning of the fields and how they recede into the distance. Nice work!

r garriott said...

My favorite part is the foreground of furrowed rows that create a set of complementary-colored stripes-- really nice!

Dean Grey said...

I think working with a black and white photo is part of the fun and will help produce quite a variety of paintings from all the participating artists.

I like your choice of color here, Carol.

Everything looks natural and bright.

Smart idea cropping down the image a bit too!

-Dean

Gwen Bell said...

Love all your choices...the format, the colors, the crop lines. Great job!