Friday, May 11, 2012

"Storm over a Farm" Painting

Before I get to the painting...I want to show the world that formal dining rooms are good for something. Impromptu tea parties with bored little girls! Read on to see why they were driving me a weensy bit crazy today.


pb&j finger sandwiches fit for a queen...


Miss P decorated the bottom tier. These were old odds and ends in the pantry. :) Yes...that's really old valentine's candy. Don't judge!


They were very antsy this afternoon because it was gorgeous outside, but they couldn't play in the backyard because our shed (my newest makeover project) was being built. I took a pic halfway though...


I'm about to be very busy dressing up this blah and boring little eye sore. I' actually looking forward to it too. I've been pinning ideas on my "cottage dreaming" pinterest board long enough, time to make it a reality!



I'm so excited to share my latest painting with you. I'm really in love with this little piece. I don't know why, but I adore landscapes with a huge sky. A bird's eye view makes everything seem so grande, even if the painting is small. In this painting you can see a rural farm that sits on a pond. If you look closely you can barely make out a winding dirt road and a white fence.  The focal point, however, is the looming cumulus clouds. The viewer can anticipate the building storm that will soon overtake the seemingly helpless farm.










I love it when I share a painting and someone feels a connection to it...especially something I may not have thought of. Does this painting make you uneasy? Do you find it calming? Does it remind of a place or time? I can lose myself  in landscape paintings...imagining the unfolding story. 

I  live in tornado ally. I have been in some pretty nasty weather situations over the years and have had recurring tornado nightmares since my teens. Maybe that is why I am so drawn to this one...I have stood before a sky like this and felt excitement and dread all at once.

In other news...I sold 3 paintings this week and received 2 commissions for large paintings! I am trying to keep up with the demand, but I certainly won't complain. :D  

This little painting is also for sale. Contact me via email if you are interested. 
"Storm over a Farm"
 oil on gallery wrapped canvas. 6x6"
$75 +shipping

Thank you so much for looking-
Linsey






14 comments:

Gloria said...

Beautiful!! I have never really lived where it is "stormy"...not in the tornado way. I love your painting. It is very soft and soothing to look at. Calming colors to me! Thanks for sharing.

xoxo...Gloria

Alaina said...

This is a perfect storm. I love to stand a the window on the night of a rain storm and listen to the rain fall and the sound of lightning.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Linsey, another beautiful work, my dear.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

Shelley said...

Very pretty, I like the colors you used. I don't like to be in storms, but it certainly made for a beautiful painting. I <3 your blog :)

Revi said...

This is one of my favorites, Linsey! But it didn't come in my email. I've been getting your posts via email...I hope I still am.
-Revi

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Another beauty Linsey!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your painting--to me it makes me feel peace and the beauty of a coming storm. You are talented!

jeanetteann said...

Your painting did make me feel uneasy as if it were a storm coming, but then on closer inspection, I only noticed the village not the sky. xx

Beth Storm said...

I grew up in Iowa. I also used to have tornado dreams. I think it was a combination of "The Wizard of Oz" and living where they happened.
I'm tempted to buy your painting, as my last name is Storm! I love all of your paintings. You're very talented.

Anne said...

Linsey,
Your painting is beautiful.I know that sky.I know what to expect when I see that sky.Although I don't like storms.I do find beauty in the color of the sky.
Anne

Tutti Chic said...

What a beautiful painting & beautiful blog! I am so happy you found me so I could find you-lol! I'll be back to visit agaiin & again....:) chris

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your shed and can't wait to see what you do to it! Lovely picture too!
Nancy

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Gorgeous painting, and the tea party looks so fun. Can't wait to see what you do with the shed!! Our shed at the ranch is too full of "farm equipment" to make pretty.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from Cowgirl Up to see this painting. I love pieces that have negative space. I think it is calming. I envision curling up with a book looking out the window at the storm coming.
I have one of these "ugly" sheds - you can go crazy with all the ways you can decorate them.
Distressed Donna Down Home

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