Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Small Series of Small Paintings

art painting rural landscape field barn spring

"June Field"

5" X 7" acrylic on panel
Original - SOLD

art painting landscape rural barn august summer impressionist

"August Field"

5" X 7" acrylic on panel
Original - $50

art painting landscape barn autumn fall foliage impressionism

"October Field"

7" X 5" acrylic on panel

Original - SOLD

All three of these paintings have something in common, they are the same basic composition.  The foreground is a field, bushes and trees constitute the background with a structure in the upper right quadrant for the focal area.  This is a very simple idea but ripe with many possibilities. As you can see each painting is very different in spite of being built on the same idea. The main difference is each painting represents a different season.  In "June Field" is represented the transition from spring to summer, every thing is still a very vibrant green.  In "August Field" the late summer grass has turned yellow and the greens of the trees and bushes much more muted.  Of course "October Field" reflects the vibrant colors of fall, everything from yellow-green to bright orange and red.  The only other differences are minor details that help support the main idea and add a little interest.

These paintings were all painted in my studio using photos that I took in or near Eden, Utah as reference.


  1. David, all three of these are lovely! It just goes to show how much difference there can be just by changing the season, the light, the horizontal or vertical composition, etc...and all using the same basic idea. The possibilities are limitless. Keep up the good work. My favorite is that muted August Field. I can almost feel the warmth of the sun just soaking into the field.

    1. Thanks Joan, it was a fun experiment, I'll probably do more of these small series in the future.