I'm going to test out another system to post my artwork instead of using blogger.
This will happen within the next 2 weeks. The site is live right now. When you type in my domain name you will be directed to the new site.
The site will have a page for available work organized in categories and a page for sold work, so that you can easily see what is available.
For more details about each new work visit instagram/barbarapearn.
A link to my new site will be posted soon.
Thank you for your interest in my work.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
|Spring on the Farm - 12 x 12" oil on cradled panel|
|Sheep - 6 x 6 oil painting|
Saturday, June 17, 2017
|Spring on Manitoulin - 24 x 24" Landscape Oil Painting on Panel|
Green is a hard colour to work with because if there is too much, it's often too intense, so the trick it to use less, tone it down and still have it read as grass.
Monday, May 29, 2017
|Spring Grasslands - 6x6" Oil on panel|
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
|Misty Morning — 12x12 Landscape Oil Painting|
A mist was hovering over the field in the distance.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
|Early Spring 10 x 8" landscape oil painting on panel|
The dormant grass has a faint cast of green and is ready to burst forth with life when warm sunny spring days come.
I posted this on instagram but something was nagging at me until I added more colour and thicker paint to the field in the foreground. Now I'm happy. The thick paint and variances in the colour of the paint creates another layer of depth. At the same time the difference in colour is subtle.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
|Out to Pasture 16 x10" Oil on Panel|
Monday, March 27, 2017
|Wintergreen 12x12 Landscape Oil Painting|
Sunday, February 5, 2017
|Red Roofs 12 x 12 Oil on Canvas|
My goal right now is to create small paintings for galleries in the area that are carrying my work. In the summer and fall, I'll be in more art shows than last year.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
|Chicken Little - 6x6" oil on panel|
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|In Berkley 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting on panel|
SOLDThis barn fascinates me. Every time I drive by it, it looks different. This is the second time I've painted it. In each season and time of day, it changes. Unfortunately it's roof has holes in it and the foundation is probably giving way. So I'll paint it while I can, until it gets taken down or it falls down.
I'm getting ready for a show in Owen Sound this weekend. It's a three day show which starts on Friday. The Fine Craft Christmas Show & Sale at the Harmony Centre.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
|Black Barn 12 x 12 oil on canvas|
SOLDWhile driving around from place to place, I often see barns that I would like to paint. This one caught my eye. It's simple classic lines were irresistible. I was quite surprised and delighted that it sold so quickly.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
|Barn in Autumn 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting|
SOLDThis barn is in the Beaver Valley and has a unique roof. I like the colouring of the trees and the asters growing in the field. I'm working on some paintings for fall shows that are coming up.
Friday, September 16, 2016
|Barn in Early Evening 6x6" landscape oil painting on panel|
SOLDI'm getting ready for The Art Map Open Studio Weekend event at my studio coming up September 30, Oct 1 & Oct 2 from 10-5 pm. I'm painting a bunch of new work for the event. I'll have small pieces and large pieces. There are 22 studios and galleries participating in this event. Visit the event web page for maps and addresses. I'll also be at the Art Crawl event on Sept 24 from 6-10 pm. I'll be in front of Graphic Wear House on Hurontario Street in Collingwood.
The lighting on this barn makes it even more interesting. The shadow on the barn comes from a large tree on the right which is for the most part is not in the painting.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
|Barn in August - 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting on cradled panel.|
I will be at the Thornbury Farmers' Market on Sunday September 11 for their Art & Authors day.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
|Village Barn - 6 x 6" Landscape Oil Painting|
Friday, August 26, 2016
|Aura of Autumn 48 x 24" Landscape Oil Painting|
Saturday, March 12, 2016
|Canola Field - 6x6" Oil on cradled wood panel|
The setting sun is lighting up the side of the barn and small sheds in this painting. I love canola fields. They provide an opportunity for more more colourful paintings. I find that I enjoy painting these small 6x6' panels. They can be completed fairly quickly, which is a good thing right now.
Sometimes the photograph doesn't show the true qualities of the painting. This one is very close.
These wood cradled panels are first sealed, then primed with 2 coats of gesso, then 2 coats of burnt sienna. This one is .75" deep.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
|Pastoral by Design 6x6" Oil on cradled wood panel|
SOLDI love barns and simple rural images with trees and sky. What more can I say. This barn is close to where I live and I was driving past it almost daily for a time. It's simplicity interests me.