Saturday, January 19, 2008

Winter Barns



I thought I would do another posting this week as I am working on a large commission and may not be able to post much over the next couple of weeks. I am thinking about compiling my winter photos into a small collection of some sort so that when I move to a MUCH WARMER climate, I will remember the beauty of winter without experiencing the cold! (lol) 

I love the feeling and the depth of this photo. At first glance, you might think it is black and white, but then you notice the blue-gray of the barns, and the color of the hay bales. Then there is the dark of the evergreens against the snow-covered bushes and tress, and voila! you are in the picture. I also love the gentle curve of the trees and hay bales that draw you right into the buildings. Perfectly set up and just waiting for me to discover the picture waiting to be shot!

If you would like to purchase a print of this photo, please contact me: jogiesbrecht@gmail.com

10 comments:

sandyklumpp said...

Good morning Joanne, I visited your site and enjoyed seeing this other side of you. I love your pictures and paintings! Still hoping you will be able to create one for BLOOM sometime. See you soon.
Sandy

Michelle said...

I totally thought this was black and white! Wow. The perspective is really great. I like the low horizon you've set up here.

Joanne said...

Hey, Sandy! So glad you stopped by my blog! I will certainly try to talk to you about a painting for BLOOM by the end of the month. Till then, take care and stay warm. :-)

Joanne said...

Thanks, Michelle. Like I said - it was just waiting to be discovered that day. The color contrast is so low because the day was very cloudy and ready to snow at any moment - you know, sort of like it was today, in fact! Can't wait till our next Chinook so I can get outside again without freezing. Talk to you later!

Maria Hathaway said...

I was surfing the web looking at artist's blogs and yours really caught my eye. Your work is exquisite! I too am a self taught artist. Isn't it an amazing journey? I look forward to visiting your blog again.

Joanne said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks for dropping by, and for your very kind words. This artist's life is certainly a journey of discovery! For me, it is filled with valleys and mountain peaks, and a new view from many of the stops along the way. There are times when I feel I am on a trek rather than a journey - for it is hard going, and takes perseverance. But other times, there are people who join me along the way and give me words of encouragement, and the way seems so much easier and more clear. Thanks for your encouragement. I look forward to your next visit.

Todd Bonita said...

Hey Joanne,

Thanks for your really nice comments about my last painting, I always like seeing your name and flower in my comment box..you're the best. BTW> My jaw dropped when I scrolled down and saw your watercolor of the onion bucket..my God thats stunning work. I may have to invest in a Joanne originally one of these days..or maybe a trade!...hmmm

The photos are breathtaking too, glad I stopped in.
Be good,
Todd

Joanne said...

Hi Todd, You have made my day with your comments! Barter a trade, buy an original...it's all good! :-) Thanks for being that extra word of encouragement in my painting life. Talk to you again soon.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I just love snow pictures. I also love the cozy winter cocoon feeling this picture gives me.

Joanne said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to make so many kind comments. Like you, I feel that snow pictures invoke response from most people - it has a beauty that is difficult to define. In spite of loving the LOOK of snow, I am anticipating spring! In visiting your blog, I see you are in Florida... so nice! I look forward to "chatting" again. Till then, happy painting.