Double Silos

24" x 36", oil on canvas

After moving to this beautiful rural area of Southern Ontario, I would be remiss if I didn't respond to my new surroundings in some way, and driving around Prince Edward County I would regularly see these beautiful old barns –often with interesting silos like these– and, since I usually have a camera with me (except, it seems, for those times when I really need one), I've been photographing them for the past two years because, I knew, eventually, I'd be painting pictures of them.

This was the first official painting completed for my Barnscapes series (I had done Tractor and Barn, Leaning Poles, and Daytime Version of Sleeve before this series was conceived) and the series itself is a natural progression from and complement to Field to Canvas, my portraits of local farmers. The 15-painting Barscapes group is now complete, but I'm sure there will be further such expressions of local scenery.


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