3.06.2012

#323 - Backroad Shed

5" x 7"  oil on hardboard  Sold

It's strange how relative color is, especially local color. The shed on the road out back behind my place is lavender, like nice-old-lady lavender type lavender. But near the end of the day, the sun pokes through some trees and hits it on just one side with such warm light that it becomes pink and yellow.  At the same time, the other sides are lit only by the fading ambient blue sky, so they become colder and darker. What a big contrast because of the change in light.  So now it feels kinda weird to simply say "This is a lavender shed". It is still on a backroad though. Light can't change that.


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6 comments :

SamArtDog said...

First, this painting is fascinating.
I don't know why your shed is lavender, except maybe just because, as a local color, lavender is such a brilliant foil for every other color. It is, by nature, ambient.
Your shed must be the greatest show on earth.

Geert-Jan Bol said...

Great brushwork, great light, great color.

Donna Weathers said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I am usually just a lurker, but this is one of my favorite paintings of yours! Well done!

Jeff Mahorney said...

Thank you for the kind words you all! And my shed thanks you too :)

Vi said...

I really love this painting. The color really speaks to me. The color in the sun, and in the shade, the way everything works together... the whole thing just sings!

Scott Parker said...

Love the texture and light