I have been away so much lately that it seems like I haven't had much actual painting time. I was in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for a week and then went to Jamaica. But I did get lots of photos for paintings. Everywhere I went I saw so many great things to paint. I shot hundreds of photos and now I am going to need to sort through then and find some good material to paint.
One day while out antiquing, I walked into a very dark, old barn filled with all sorts of interesting items. These duck decoys sat on a ledge by a window. The sun was bright and warm and beyond the barn was a barnyard with chickens. The contrast of the dark inside and the bright outside caught my eye and I snapped several photos for future paintings.
Another place I am drawn to is junkyards. I love to see old rusty machinery. The structure and textures fascinate me. I am sure this old car was a prized possession in its day. Now it a sat in the scrapyard with other broken, rusty relics.