Last year, I carefully rubbed left-over paint onto a new canvas for this piece. A red shape appeared in the middle that looked like a beautifully abstracted loosely edged barn. I acknowledged it wasn’t a painting but liked it, so it went into storage over the winter for fear of wrecking it. This spring, “Country Plaid” was created from a group of photographs I shot while detouring to a back road full of colorful fall trees.
It wasn’t that easy. Painting in the shapes of the squared edged fields next to the Green roofed Red barn immediately destroyed the loose origin of the under painting. That big red barn was in the center of the painting surrounded by little things. I totally ignored this reality and moved an orange tree into the foreground, and broke up the barn shapes with a transparent grid. It was fun and the color immediately got exciting. Nothing was perfect, nothing looks real yet this painting breathes happiness.
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