Artist: Belinda Meeks
Location: Union City TN
Title: The Old Hay Barn
Angeline on Mon, 8th Dec 2008 6:45 pm
Beautiful color choices! Love the path! Great job! Angie
Jayne Cummins on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 1:09 am
Hi Belinda I love the softness of you painting, good contrasts and colour scheme. The barn looks good and weathered. The more I look at it the more I like it. I’m very much a detail artist, love putting in blades of grass, etc. but you have captured so much feeling -with such almost fuzzy softness. I like it. Jayne
Belinda Meeks on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 4:41 am
Thank you so much for the great comments. I’m self taught and love to paint landscapes. I have never sold any of my paintings because I never thought they were good enough. What is your honest opinion? How would I price a painting like this? Thanks for your time and help. Belinda Meeks
black22 on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 7:13 am
woaw! its look like an oil pant. very good!!!
John on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 1:08 pm
That is what old barns look like.Good job.
Michael on Wed, 10th Dec 2008 12:47 am
Great job…I love the rich green color of the grass and the barn is awesome. I also like the haziness of the brush strokes it gives it a nice feel.
Julie Blight on Wed, 10th Dec 2008 3:25 am
Hi Belinda, Love your barn painting and colours, you are doing well with your self teaching. In my humble opinion I would have the background trees a lighter tone of green, they are very close to the same tone as the dark forground grass which is much closer. If the back ground trees are lighter it adds to the distance perspective and makes them look further away.
Keep up the great work and look forward to seeing more in the future.
Lynn Marlowe on Thu, 11th Dec 2008 10:55 pm
It’s so soft I thought it was watercolor at first, as acryllics usually are a harsher medium. You’ve done well.
Betty on Sat, 13th Dec 2008 6:46 pm
Hi sweetie since I’m your aunt of course I love it. You are very talented. Great job
Ingrid on Fri, 26th Dec 2008 12:17 am
I am just back from a trip to Peru, trekking down the Amazon chasing Morpho Blue butterflies, walking the canopy walkway in the treetops of the jungle, climbing Machu Pichu, walking the famous Inca Trail, exploring the ruins of Cusco and Pisco, and taking in the sights of Lima. Therefore, I have been absent from this sight for a while.
Your hay barn has the look of an old weathered barn which you have accomplished! Even though the barn is brown, I would have added some of the green and maybe some of the blue in the sky to the barn wood areas for a little added interest.
When I squint down with my eyes, the tree line on the right side of your painting looks to be a little too pronounced for being back in the distance. Maybe softening or loosing some of those edges would would help. Also, by adding some blue to this tree line would help to move it to the background.
The hay stack in the front of the barn seems to be too obvious and not integrated with the shape of the side of the barn. Here again, I would soften some of those edges that appear to be very hard and sharp as they are next to the barn. Changing those shapes would have the hay stack be more of a part of the barn and not appear as a shape added onto it.
As for pricing your work, this depends on several facts: the size, your experience, your time invested in the piece, and if you want to sell it! I always tell my students, that you want to get your work into as many collections as you can. If you have a price so high on your painting…………you may sell it, but you then have set your standards and prices, and you can’t go back. Start low, but enough to cover your costs, and enough so that it is fair. You have to be happy with the amount.
Keep painting, keep practicing, and thank you for sharing with us!
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