Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

In Progress: “Tangled”

So many of the old structures in rural New England exist amongst a tangle of trees, vines, and brush that grows up to and around them over the years. This kind of encroachment isn’t acceptable with our homes…we’d never allow it. But with these often abandoned buildings, this growth adds to their mystique.

A few new pieces under way will attend to give equal value to the structure and to the vegetation growing alongside it. Above is a quick oil study and sketch of “Tangled” based on an abandoned Vermont barn I’ve painted several times.

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