Thursday, October 7, 2010

Things Change . . . .

"Washington County Farmland"
11x14 oil on linen panel
This is a piece I did in the field about a month ago, painted near the Nason Hill piece I posted earlier. Washington County is where I grew up, my family farmed and my kids and I still live. This scene is what we used to see much more of when I was younger but things change, as do our surrounding landscape. As the barns fall, most people replace them with something new or just simply completely let them go because of the great expense it costs to repair and restore these old structures.
This barn is an original that still stands nestled into the land as if it were a part of the land that holds it, and only a slight sway back, unlike many of the others still holding on.
So, this painting is to remember the beauty of the old and never ending change ahead!

8 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

The lighting in this is exquisite.

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Claire, I really love that last summer, evening light. It was such a treat to be out there and see and feel it

Marian Fortunati said...

Serene and beautiful, Kami!

Kami Polzin said...

Thank you Marian, there's something so calming and warm about that yellow summer evening light. Color, isn't it an amazing thing! :)

Gary Keimig said...

wonderful lighting. I love the warmth that permeats this one Kami. great job.

Don Coker said...

This is amazing, Kami! A great piece.

Kami Polzin said...

Thank you Gary, I really appreciate that. Funny thing about this painting, when I painted it I stuck it back in my wet box thinking it didn't turn out, it wasn't until 3 weeks after I painted it that I pulled out of the box and realized what I had painted. . . strange!

Kami Polzin said...

Thanks Don! :)